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 7th Grade Counselor


Stephanie Gooden

I have been employed in the counseling field for approximately eighteen (18) years, including mental health and mental retardation. As a native of Coffee County, I consider it a privilege to serve as the eighth grade counselor, in my very own community.

While attending Valdosta State University, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Family Sociology, and a Post-Master’s certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. My certificate in School Counseling was obtained from Albany State University.

My goal as a counselor has always been to serve as advocate for children and their families. Counselors provides services in three domains; 1) Personal and social development, 2) emotional well being, and 3) career awareness. It is very important to assess and address students’ needs from a holistic perspective.

If I can provide any assistance to or your family please feel free to contact me at 720-1011, ext. 6658.

  8th Grade Counselor

Jill Pruitt



I have been an educator/counselor for almost 30 years, and most of my experience is with middle grades students. I earned my Bachelor of Science in psychology and my Master of Arts in Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and I have worked at two schools in Florida and one other in Georgia before coming to Coffee Middle School this year.


Eighth graders are very special to work with because of the huge transitions they are going through in their physical, emotional, and social development. Our counseling program includes classroom guidance to discuss important topics, such as academic achievement, bullying, and career planning; needs-based groups, such as study skills, anger management, and worry management; and individual counseling as needed.


Please feel free to email me at or call me at (912)720-1011 if you have any questions or concerns that I can help you with.



6th Grade Counselor

Darcy Clark


A 1994 graduate of Armstrong State College, I taught eighth grade students for four years before completing a Master’s Degree in school counseling from Georgia Southern University in 1999. I was an elementary school counselor for seven years before moving to Coffee County in 2007, opening the new middle school as the sixth grade counselor. A believer of lifelong learning, I continued my educational path and earned a doctorate in instructional leadership from Argosy University in 2008.


I enjoy working with my colleagues in assisting our sixth grade students as they make the big transition from elementary school to middle school. Please contact me by phone at (912)720-1011 if you have any questions or concerns.