• 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
      Nicole Thomas
    phone EXT 300306

    Hello, my name is Nicole Thomas and I’m excited to be joining Riverwatch as the 6th grade counselor! Prior to RMS I was a high school Athletic Trainer for 8 years. I have a B.S. in athletic training from University of Georgia (Go DAWGS ) and an M.Ed in school counseling from Liberty University. When I’m not at school I love hiking, watching sports, and spending time with friends, my son, and my husband. If there’s anything I can do to support your child in their transition to middle school, please reach out at any time!

    7th Grade
       Natalie Guetarni
     phone EXT 300305

    Hello Panther families! My name is Natalie Guetarni, and I am the 7th grade counselor at Riverwatch Middle School. I am so happy to join this amazing family and look forward to all the amazing adventures yet to come. I have currently been in education for 22 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 (12) and Kaden (10), 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. 

     8th Grade
      Martha Chatlen
      phone EXT 300304 

    This begins my 27th year as a school counselor, but it is my first year at Riverwatch! I have worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Forsyth County and in New York. My husband and I moved to Georgia in 1999 and we raised 3 wonderful children into adulthood here! My favorite place to work is middle school and I am blessed to have found a home at Riverwatch. The eighth-grade students are amazing, and our Riverwatch Community is the best! 

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


    I am so excited to join the RMS staff this year! 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 puppy, 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!

Last Modified on January 30, 2023