Upper School Counseling

The Upper School Counseling Office provides academic, social and emotional counseling for each grade level. Each grade is assigned a grade level counselor who works with that class until graduation. Additionally, beginning in February of junior year and continuing through senior year, students are also assigned a college counselor.

Grade level counselors work under the direction of the Academic Dean and our offices are located on the second floor of West Hall, the Upper School administration building. Students and parents are encouraged to use the variety of services that the grade level counselors provide. Academic concerns may include topics such as level placement, academic planning and conferences. Individual counseling is also available to support the emotional needs of students. We also provide referrals to other professionals for psycho-educational testing and further personal concerns.

Please feel free to contact us at any time. We are here to help you and your child. We look forward to meeting you!

Contact Us:

Academic Dean, Ms. Elaine Carroll

  • M.S.Ed., Walden University, M.A.T., University of Memphis, M.S. Ed. Rhodes College
  • 404.765.4472 /
  • At Woodward since 1979

Class of 2014 Counselor, Ms. Lynn Robinson 

  • MBTI Qualified Administrator
  • SOAR Coordinator
  • Member of ASCA
  • School Counselor, 1997 to present, Teacher, 1982 to 1997
  • M.Ed., West Georgia College, B.S., Georgia College
  • 404.765.4471 /
  • At Woodward since 2006

Class of 2015 Counselor, Mrs. Leigh Shelor '98

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • MBTI Qualified Administrator
  • Attended NOVA Crisis Response Training, 2010
  • Member of ACA
  • Ed.S & M.S., Georgia State University, B.S., University of Georgia
  • 404.765.4474 /
  • At Woodward since 2005

Class of 2016 Counselor, Mrs. Sherry Boynton

  • Lead Counselor  
  • MBTI Qualified Administrator 
  • Member of ASCA
  • School Counselor, 1990 to present
  • Teacher, 1978-1990
  • Ed.S and MEd, West Georgia College, B.S., Georgia State University
  • 404.765.4476 /
  • At Woodward since 2008

Class of 2017 Counselor, Ms. Erica Pendleton

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • MBTI Qualified Administrator
  • Real Colors Certified Facilitator
  • Attended NOVA Crisis Repsonse Training, 2010
  • SOAR Coordinator
  • Test Center Supervisor, SAT & ACT 
  • Member of ASCA 
  • School Counselor, 2001 to present
  • M.Ed., Georgia State University, B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 404.765.4473/
  • At Woodward since 2006

Ms. Marylen Dobbins - Administrative Assistant