2022 - 2023 Brookwood Counselors
Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! I’m Mrs. Lori Bryant, and I’m so excited to join the Brookwood Family as your K-2 School Counselor! My husband, David, and I have been married for 22 years and have two sons, Kyle (sophomore at Auburn University) and Zac (Senior at Denmark HS). After moving around while my husband served in the US Navy, we moved to the area in 2013 and are blessed to call Forsyth home! We love to spend time at the lake, camping, playing with our dog, Kelani (therapy dog in training), and watching Auburn Football & Marvel movies!
I am a proud graduate of Auburn University for my Bachelor’s Degree, University of Phoenix (Honolulu Campus) for my Master’s in Counseling Degree, and University of Mississippi for my Educational Specialist Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in School-based Play Therapy. I began my counseling career 25 years ago as a licensed therapist in private practice and in the community and had the desire to work with amazing teams to support children in the schools. This is my 8th year in Forsyth County Schools and my 16th as a School Counselor. I use my education and experience to build relationships and help students be Ready to Learn and for Life!
I believe that play is the natural language of children and that behavior has a purpose. It’s up to us adults to decipher the messages and teach skills to help our children be resilient and problem solvers. My mission is that all children know unconditional love and that they are special.
I look forward to partnering with the Ridiculously Amazing families, teachers, admin, and staff of Brookwood to help our students be their very best! Thank you for entrusting your students to us. They are truly precious gifts that will lead the next generation.
Degrees and Certifications:
Grace Matcha is thrilled to be joining the Brookwood Bobcats! This will be Mrs. Matcha's 11th year as a school counselor and 16th year in the field of education. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Education, a Master's degree in School Counseling, and her Tier I Leadership Certificate and Mindfulness and Movement Certification. Mrs. Matcha loves encouraging others and building upon their strengths. She believes that every child has unique gifts and considers it to be an honor to be in a position to support students through their journey in education. In her free time, Mrs. Matcha enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and playing with her pets. In fact, one of Mrs. Matcha's pets is her dog named Ellie, who is a certified Therapy Dog through the Humane Hearts Society. Ellie will be joining Mrs. Matcha once a week and is also very excited to be a member of the Brookwood Bobcat family.
School Counselor Grades 3-5