CGLA Students

School Counseling

A message from our counselors

The Guidance and College & Career Counseling office at CGLA supports students in a variety of ways. Our aim is to address and assist students with academic, personal, and emotional needs to help them achieve their highest levels of success.

Working with students of varying ages can present challenges but, certainly, challenges that excite us! We strive to be a welcoming and valuable resource for students and their families along their journey as CGLA Mustangs and beyond. We hope to equip our students with the tools necessary to be champions of their own social/emotional health and college & career readiness.

Our Team

NameAreaEmailPhone
Ismahen Kadrie
School Counselor
Ismahen Kadrie
423.702.7230
Shayla BrownCollege & Career CounselorShayla Brown423.702.7230

Services Provided

We offer a comprehensive developmental program that supports the school’s mission. In our approach to meeting the state of Tennessee Department of Education school counseling and career guidance standards, our counselors help coordinate programs and initiatives such as orientation for new students, various mentoring programs, college and career fairs, transition to high school and college, scholarship opportunities and resume/portfolio building for college and career. In addition, we also serve as the school testing administrators for all standardized assessments. We are available to consult with parents and teachers to learn more about how we can enhance student success and provide optimal levels of support.

Individual Counseling

Students are able to schedule confidential, solution-focused counseling sessions to address academic, personal, and career concerns. While parents and teachers may refer students to our office, students also have access to referral forms to schedule their own appointments. These sessions consist of listening, analysis and providing tools to help students identify their own personal strengths as well as opportunities for improvement. We focus on making good decisions, setting attainable goals, overcoming obstacles, and coping with challenges.

Small Group Counseling

We are currently working to create needs assessments for small groups in areas such as study skills, friendship, stress/anxiety, college/career, and family situations. Parents, teachers, and students should speak to a counselor to inquire about available groups.

Response to Intervention (RTI) Referrals

If a student is having difficulty succeeding in the classroom, the first thing to do is contact her teacher. It may be helpful to schedule a time to conference with them to discuss concerns and talk about ways to address the problem.

In addition to the services above, we also offer academic counseling and college& career counseling.

Bullying & Incident Reporting

The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy does not condone or tolerate any form of bullying, harassment or other activities deemed as such. The term “bullying” implies a person or persons is systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more persons.

Read more about our bullying policy.
This is an anonymous form to be used to report incidents of bullying or other activities or events that may cause harm to a student or member of our CGLA family


Bullying/Cyber-bullying/Suicide Prevention Resources

Cyberbullying Help

Stop Bullying

Suicide Prevention Lifeline or 1.800.273.TALK

Parent Resources

Mental Health Emergency-Mobile Crisis866.791.9222
Suspected Child Abuse877.237.004
Ismahen Kadrie - CGLA Counselor423.505.9007