McAllister Elementary School

Phone: (912) 851-4040

Fax: (912) 727-2071




Bethany Poole



I am happy to be a part of the MES counseling department! Before becoming a Wildcat, I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Education in Professional School Counseling (Go Dawgs!). I am so excited to meet and work with all of the wonderful teachers, parents, and students here at MES to make this year incredible!

Thank you for visiting the MES Counselor Page!

I am super excited to be a part of Richmond Hill’s newest elementary school!! This year I am serving as the full-time counselor at MES. In order to prepare for my current role, I attended Georgia Southern University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, I earned education credits in Counselor Education in order to obtain my certification in Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 School Counseling.

What is a School Counselor?

A school counselor is a certified, trained and caring professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community in order for each student to be successful academically and socially. School Counseling services are delivered in three specific ways:

  1. School Guidance Curriculum - designing, structuring, and delivering classroom lessons designed to achieve specific competencies in all grades (personal/social, academic, career) and driven by the needs of the school population.
  2. Responsive Services – meeting immediate student needs (individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, information-providing).
  3. System Support-school wide program planning and implementation (PBIS, Leadership Teaming, etc.), consulting with other professionals, coordination of various supports for students and families.

What types of counseling supports are delivered by a School Counselor?

  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance