Office of Career, Counseling and Support Services

“The mission of the Office of Career, Counseling and Support Services is to provide leadership and guidance to state schools in creating environments that support and sustain career ready students. “

  • Promote student success by ensuring they are career ready

  • Develop partnerships with counselor educators, business and industry, community colleges and policy makers

  • Inform stakeholders of the positive impact of both an academic pursuit and the career technical option for students

  • Apprise counselors and support services of their specific roles and duties (K-12)

PK-12 Counseling Model

When Tragedy Strikes 2

ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

Handbook for School Counselors (1997)

National Office of School Counselor Advocacy

Rankin County School District Counseling Program

National Association of College Admission Counseling

American School Counselor Association

Steps to Preventing School Violence

School Enrollment for Students in Foster Care

Career and Technical Education Counselors
School Counseling K-12 Academic
Student Services 

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Choices Explorer and Choices Planner Training 2014-15

Counseling Listserv

If you would like to be added to the Counseling Listserv, please send an email with your name and district/school to

Contact Information  

Gail A. Simmons, Office Director

Donnell Bell, Division Director, Academic Counselors and Career Center Managers

Keshia Washington, Program Supervisor for Student Services Coordinators

Chandrea Walker, Program Supervisor for Career Technical Counselors

Chonette Bouldin, Project Officer III

Phone: 601.359.3461

Office of Career and Technical Education      Phone: (601) 359-3461      Fax: (601) 359-3481

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