School Counseling and Guidance Department
  • School Counseling and Guidance Department Annual Agreement

    School:  Azalea Gardens Middle School
    School Year: 2020-2021
    Alice M. Spence, Department Chair
     
    School Counseling and Guidance Department Mission Statement:

    Through our professional school counseling expertise and experiences, we provide research-based proven strategies and best practices that are infused with literacy skills to our students to successfully and creatively prepare them to soar high in reading, writing, and learning for excellence; and to achieve their immediate and future academic, personal and social, and college/career readiness needs, goals, and opportunities; thereby supporting, influencing and motivating them to become young contributing leaders in their chosen careers and fulfillers of their life purposes.

     Our Core Beliefs:

    All students have the right to be treated fairly and just.
    All students have the right to speak and be heard.
    All students have the right to equal educational opportunities and options.
    All students have the right to be respected, valued, and accommodated according to their individual uniqueness.
    All students have the right to choose wisely.

  • Guidance Staff             

    School Counseling Directory   

    (757) 531-3000      

     

     Ms. Spence

    School Counselor

     Students with the last name beginning with A-D

    aspence@nps.k12.va.us


    Ms. King

    School Counselor

    Students with the last name beginning with E-Mor

    vking@nps.k12.va.us


      Mrs. Giles

    School Counselor

    Students with the last name beginning with Mos-Z

    pgiles@nps.k12.va.us


    counselor

    Mr. Obaseki M.A, LPC

    Military Family Life Counselor

    norfolkschoolmflc-13@srimflcteam.com  

    Phone Number: 757-404-2875

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    Ms. Johnson

    School Clerical Specialist I

    kjohnson1@nps.k12.va.us 


  • Welcome to AGMS!  I am Alice Spence, the School Counseling Department Chair, and have been a Department Chair since 1999.  I attended Norfolk State University where I received a Bachelor and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and a School Counseling Certification from Old Dominion University. I have studied at the University of Virginia and Kansas State University.  I am a U. S. Army Veteran and have lived in Asia and Europe. I am a National Board Life Coach and have licenses as a Professional School Counselor- Pre-K -12 and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I am the author of "Empowering Words: Transforming the Way We Talk: A Parable".  I love working with, developing, and empowering young people to fulfill their present and future academic and personal goals! 

    Wishing everyone an awesome new school year! We are here for YOU!

    Email Address:  aspence@nps.k12.va.us 


    Hi Rockets! I am your school counselor, here at Azalea Gardens Middle School and my name is Veda King. I am beginning my 3rd year of service here at AGMS and I am excited to be here! I LOVE being a school counselor and every day I am thankful for having the opportunity to work with parents and students. By the way, just like you are studying in school now, I also attended school to become qualified to assist you. I attended Regent University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and then Norfolk State University where I received my Master’s degree in School Counseling Prek-12. I am also a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Please do not hesitate to contact me at vking@nps.k12.va.us. Wishing everyone an awesome school year!


    Hello, my name is Pamela E. Giles and I am a school counselor here at Azalea Gardens Middle School. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Counseling and a Master of Science degree in Education with pre-k - 12th-grade certification in School Counseling from Old Dominion University. I am beginning my 4th year of service here at AGMS and twenty plus years of service as a school counselor with Norfolk Public Schools. I am looking forward to another exciting school year! I am grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your children. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need my assistance. Wishing everyone an awesome school year! Go Rockets!

    Email Address:  pgiles@nps.k12.va.us


    My name is Tyrone Obaseki, and I am the new Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) for Azalea Garden Middle School! I am happy to join you this school year! I am here to support Military members by providing counseling
    services for DoD Military, Guard and Reserve, Certain Affiliated Personnel, and their Family Members. Eligible participants may receive up to 12 non-medical counseling sessions per person, per issue annually at no cost to the participant. I am available to provide presentations to families or staff regarding different topics ranging from stress management to deployment and reunification, conflict resolution, etc. Feel free to reach me for further details. Go Rockets!
     
    Tyrone Obaseki M.A, LPC
    Military Family Life Counselor
    Email Address:  norfolkschoolmflc-13@srimflcteam.com  
     
    If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, please contact me via phone at: 757-404-2875.

    Hello, my name is Ms. Kim Johnson, the School Clerical Specialist I at Azalea Gardens Middle School.  To request a parent/ teacher conference for your child, contact me via email at kjohnson1@nps.k12.va.us.  Conferences are held every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Please provide the parent (legal guardian)/student’s full name, grade level, phone number, email address, and teacher/s name you are requesting a conference with.  I will contact you when the conference has been scheduled.  If you have any additional questions, please contact me via email.