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Mrs. Cherrika Ashford Phone Icon 229-838-4301 Email Icon Email

Knights' Counseling Corner

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Welcome to the Stewart County Middle School's Counseling Website!!!


Meet the Counselor:

Hello Knights, I am Mrs. Cherrika Ashford and I was born and raised right here in Stewart County.  I attended Stewart County Schools and graduated from Stewart-Quitman High School before attending and graduating from Georgia Southern University (B.S. in Sociology); Columbus State University (M.Ed in School Counseling) and Fort Valley State University (EdS in School Counseling).  I resides in Columbus, Georgia with my family:  my husband, Dante and our children, Dyante' and Chakayla.  I enjoy helping others, traveling - especially to the beach, and watching movies.  


The Job of the Counselor:

School Guidance and Counseling Curriculum

  • Academic skills support
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Substance abuse education
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

  • Goal-setting/decision- making
  • Academic planning
  • Career planning
  • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Transition planning

Responsive Services

  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Peer facilitation
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals

System Support

  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management and operation

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

PBIS / Family Engagement / School Testing


If you have any questions, or concerns; please contact me at

(229) 838-4301 ext 207

Proud to be a KNIGHT!!!