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Last Updated: 2/1/2023 2:27 PM

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Meet Your Counselor

Our full-time counselor at Oak Grove Elementary is Ms. Janeen Anderson. Ms. Anderson was born and raised right here in Acworth. After graduating from North Cobb High School, she went on to attend Reinhardt University. She then transferred to Valdosta State where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. She worked in the social work field for a few years, then entered the corporate world for a while and later pursued her graduate degree in counseling at West Georgia State University. She joined the Oak Grove staff as a school counselor in 2005 and loves working with the students and families of Oak Grove. She is excited to have Mrs. Rowburrey joining her this year as a half-time counselor. Mrs. Rowburrey will primarily be serving the 1st and 4th grade students for guidance lessons. Ms. Anderson will be serving 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades and they will both serve Kindergarten.

Ms. Anderson lives in Cherokee County with her daughter who also attended Cherokee County schools, and her two cats. When she is not working, Ms. Anderson enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling to new places, trying new foods, do-it-yourself home projects, watching HGTV home renovation shows (Fixer Upper), she LOVES decorating and she dreams of being a published author one day.


Kristen Rowburrey

Kristen                                                               Kristen Rowburrey is the counselor for K, 1st and 4th graders at Oak Grove Elementary. Mrs. Rowburrey graduated with her Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina and continued on to The University of Florida to obtain her Masters and Specialist degree in School Counseling. When she is not at school she loves to spend time with her husband Brooks and her Goldendoodle, Perry! She is thrilled to be able to start her counseling career at Oak Grove!



What is my counselor's job?

Works with students, parents, and teachers/administrators

Counsels students individually, in a small group, and in large classroom guidance settings

Helps to identify the needs of students

Encourages better students relationships

Promotes positive attitudes and good choices

Coordinates referrals to outside agencies

Provides preventive and developmental guidance

How can I see my counselor?

Students may refer themselves by asking a teacher

Parents may refer their child

Teachers/administrators may refer students

Counseling is a voluntary and confidential service!