Guidance Department


Attention Parents/Guardians and Students:

Our school will begin online learning starting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. What does that mean for School Counseling Services? The FAMU DRS counselors will be available remotely during our school closure Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will be available through email for students and parents/guardians beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. If you are in a crisis or concerned for your own safety or the safety of someone else, please call 911.  

If you need to talk to a counselor please schedule a time through email or use the links on the right:

We have included some resources on our individual Counselor web pages that can help to facilitate conversations with your child regarding their concerns about the Coronavirus. Also, check our school’s website for updates regarding the Coronavirus. 

Lastly, visit your Counselor’s Counseling Google Classroom on their individual web pages by clicking on your Counselor. 

FAMU DRS School Counselors
Director of Guidance/Counselor
Ms. Kay Wallace
Phone: 850.412.5930
Counselor: Grades 6-8
Ms. Nickitra Jones
Phone: 850.412.5930
Counselor: Dual Enrollment/Scheduling
Ms. Carrie Herring
Phone: 850.412.5930
FAMU DRS District K-12 Registrar
Ms. Melissa V. Leon
Phone: 850.412.5930
District Office Page: Click Here

The ultimate goal of the guidance department is to ensure that ALL students acquire the skills knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners.


Here's what our FAMU DRS Guidance Counselors can do for you!




Guidance services for parents include:


  • Telephone Conferences
  • Parent Conferences
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Helping Parents help their children
  • Parent Workshops on interpreting FSA/NGSSS scores, Homework Tips, Parenting Teens, etc.
  • Academic Planning, Middle School and High School Orientation
  • Scholarship and College Planning
  • Referrals to Community Agencies
  • Academic Planning and Diploma Option Meetings
  • Information and Resources


Concerns you may want to discuss with your child’s school counselor include:

  • Classroom performance
  • Family changes
  • Home or community stressors
  • Classroom Behavior
  • Peer Relationships
  • Responsibility
  • Any Sudden Change in Your Child’s Behavior or Attitude




The guidance counselor provides information and support in the areas of Academic, Career, and Social/Personal Development through:


  • School-wide Guidance Activities
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Academic Planning and Advisement
  • Group Counseling · Crisis Counseling
  • Transition Programs
  • Coordination of Fun and Community Service
  • Activities




As part of each student’s academic team, the school counselor is here to support you in meeting individual student academic and behavioral needs.


  • Accommodations and Program Information
  • Behavioral Intervention plans
  • Academic Interventions to deal with struggling students.
  • Parent Conferences and parent communication Academic Planning




  • Self Referral -- guidance request forms are available through guidance and classroom teachers
  • Parent Referral -- please call with any concern or questions
  • Teacher Referral -- teachers frequently bring concerns to the team for follow up
  • Administrative Referrals -- involving academic or behavioral concerns
  • For more information or to set up an appointment please email Mrs. Kay Wallace @
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