Phone: (770) 832-8588 ext. 2
My name is Drew Veal, and I have had the privilege of working with students at Mt. Zion Elementary since the 2008-2009 school year. Prior to working at Mt. Zion Elementary, I worked in community mental health at Tanner Behavioral Health (now known as Willowbrooke at Tanner) for seven years. In 2003, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of West Georgia (Go West! Go Wolves!). In 2006, I earned a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University (Go Panthers!). I have a beautiful wife, and two wonderful children.
I absolutely love being a Mt. Zion Eagle and I am honored to be able to work with the students here! Please review the information on this website to learn about the support and resources available for students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me with the information provided above.
The following is an excerpt from the American School Counseling Association discussing the typical daily activities and role of a school counselor:
Our animal that serves as our mascot for the month of September is Orlando the Octopus. While the octopus is one of the world's most bizarre creatures, it has many features that make it the perfect mascot for friendship. They are intelligent creatures that often initiate contact with humans while in captivity. They reach out for things with their 8 arms, much like good friends reach out to each other. When they grasp what they are reaching for, their tentacles stick to the object like glue, much like good friends who stick together for life. The color for the month of September is fuchsia. Fuchsia is a bright, vibrant color that suggests a playful tone. Much like good friends, fuchsia is a fun color that often brings smiles to those who see it.
Join us through announcements and activities as we explore the "Friendship," and learn ways of applying these ideas in our lives!