Ms Mitchell
Ms. Dionne Mitchell


My name is Dionne Mitchell, your Porterdale Elementary Professional School Counselor. I am entering into my ninth year in education and fifth year at PES; however, I have over twenty-nine years of experience working with children and adolescents. I maintain current certification and am always seeking ways to further my understanding of student’s needs. I am well versed in relationship management skills, school operations, documentation requirements, test regulations, and career planning. I am passionate about young people and excel in mentoring students who are struggling as well as those who excel.

The school counseling program at PES is based on the American School Counseling Association Model and the Newton County School District’s standards. The program includes a variety of services for ALL students, through regular classroom lessons, small groups, and individual meetings with students. Providing important social and emotional support,  encouraging a positive and nurturing environment, improving our school climate , and uplifting all students to be the best RAM they can be are all important goals for the program. Should you have any questions regarding the counseling program, please contact me at 770.784.2928 *3510 or email me at

I look forward to working together this year to ensure the needs of our students are met!!!!

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