Counseling Department



Our mission at Middle Ridge Elementary School is to meet the individual needs of all students through a preventative, comprehensive, and developmental school counseling program. With a focus on academic, personal/social, and career development, students will be empowered to achieve at their greatest potential intellectually, socially, and emotionally in all their future goals.   

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Odia Hinds
School Counselor, E.Ds.  
Hello, my name is Mrs. Hinds and I am so proud to be the school counselor for Middle Ridge Elementary School.   I received my EDs in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama and my M.Ed. in School Counseling from the University of the Southwest. Prior to joining Middle Ridge Elementary School, I worked as a middle school science teacher in Rockdale County. I believe that all students can be successful by building upon their strengths.

As a member of the Counseling Department, I provide a broad range of services to facilitate learning and personal adjustment of students in school. These services include:

  • Indirect Services
    • Coordinate RTI and 504 meetings.
    • Make referrals for outside counseling or assistance.
    • Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, professionals and community members to support student success.
  • Responsive Services
    • Individual counseling
    • Small-group counseling
    • Crisis response services
  • Core Curriculum
    • Evaluate school and student data and outcomes
    • Develop core curriculum to address desired student competencies
    • Deliver classroom lessons in cooperation with classroom teachers

I'm looking forward to working with all of our students and family!
Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  770-385-6463 ext. 5316
Google Phone:
 (470) 236-3740 (for virtual learning days)