Valdosta Middle School

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The counselors at Valdosta Middle School are available to help students be successful in school, in their relationships, and in their careers.


VMS Guidance Mission Statement: In order to support students in their transition from childhood to adolescence, the VMS Guidance Department will provide students with tools which will enable them to be responsible, well-adjusted, and emotionally healthy individuals maximizing their capacity for academic achievement and success in life.


Thomas Gay   Counselor

Greetings VMS students, parents, and community stakeholders! My name is T.J. Gay. I serve as the VMS school counselor for 7th grade, as well as teams 1 and 3 for 8th grade. I look forward to assisting students with social, academic, and career development. The VMS guidance department will serve students through classroom guidance, as well as small group and individual counseling sessions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for all you do, and we are excited about preparing our students to pursue infinite possibilities for the future.

Contact Information: Telephone: (229) 333-8555 ext. 3006 Fax: (229) 245-5656 E-mail


Tara Walker    Counselor

Welcome to Valdosta Middle School. I am Tara Walker, the school counselor for 6th grade and team 2 for 8th grade. I'm very excited about this school year. As a school counselor, I will be working with students in the classroom, in small groups, and on an individual basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Contact Information: Telephone: (229) 333-8555 ext. 3005 Fax: (229) 245-5656