• Welcome to Counseling!

    The mission of Riverwatch Middle School’s Counseling Program is to provide all students with a comprehensive developmental school counseling program centered around a supportive environment that educates and encourages children to L.E.A.D- Learn, Exceed, Achieve, and Dream.  
    The Counseling Department recognizes and respects the unique qualities of each student and enhances student growth in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development through collaboration with parents, teachers, and other stakeholders.  We meet the needs of our students through individual counseling, classroom guidance, small group counseling, and parent/teacher conferences.  
            Meet Your Counselor:   
     6th Grade
      Erica Thomas
    phone EXT 300306

    I'm so excited to be joining the Panther family for a second year! I'm even more excited to be serving our 6th grade families and guiding them as they start their middle school journey. I've been a school counselor for 11 years and I have a passion for partnering with families to help them achieve happy and healthy lives. Outside of school, I enjoy road trips with my husband, and I adore being a mom, running around with my daughter Ryan. I'm so looking forward to working with you and creating meaningful connections with my students at the River!

    7th Grade
       Teresa Hadley 
    phone EXT 300304

    Hello, my name is Terri Hadley, and I am the 7th grade counselor at Riverwatch. I am happy to be here working with middle school children again. Our students have wonderful opportunities to explore different talents and find out their interests. I have been in education for 36 years, and this is my 27th year as a school counselor.  I am married to Robert, and we have six adult children in a blended family. In addition, I have two grandchildren, Lilly and Lee. When I am not working with children, I enjoy traveling, reading, writing, taking care of my 8 beautiful pets, and walking on the beach. 

     8th Grade
      Natalie Guetarni
      phone EXT 300305 

    Hello Panther families! My name is Natalie Guetarni, and I am the 8th grade counselor at Riverwatch Middle School. I am so happy to be a part of this amazing family and look forward to all the amazing adventures yet to come. I have currently been in education for 23 years, bringing with me experience in teaching and counseling. When I am not working, I love spending time with my husband, Rob, my children, Gabbi and Kaden, and my dogs, Bruno and Bailey. As a family, we love to take outdoor trips and have movie nights! Please know that I am available if you ever need me, and I look forward to meeting and building a relationship with you all.  

    Attendance Clerk, Counseling Secretary    & Registrar
    Breanna Hayworth
      phone EXT 300301 

    I am so excited for my 3rd year here at RMS! While I’m not a native of Georgia, I am a high school graduate from Forsyth County Schools, and I have a BFA from Kennesaw State University with a minor in Business Management. I come from a performance background and have spent my early career with the company, Walt Disney World. When I’m not at school, I enjoy teaching ballet, relaxing at home, and spending time with my dog, Pippin. I’m ecstatic that I get to work in an environment where I can use my skills and help the younger generation evolve into young adults! 

    Therapy Dog

    I am 3 years old and this is my 2nd year at RMS! I love attention, constant pets, and I will show off my tricks for any treats!