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Meet Your Counselors

Pat Withers serves students with last names A – G. Pat received her M.Ed. in School Counseling from UGA. She also holds an M.Ed. in Gifted Education from UGA and a B.S. in English Education from the University of Southern Connecticut. Mrs. Withers has 21 years experience as a school counselor -- 10 in high school, 4 in elementary school and 7 in middle school. She also has 9 years' experience teaching Gifted and Language Arts.

Pat has been married to Paul for 40 years and they have 3 grown children – David, Ben and Sara, two grandsons – Richmond 16, Hudson who is 4½, a granddaughter Hayleigh 2 ½,  and one more coming this September! She enjoys being a MeMe, her dog Bullet, gardening, living on the lake, boating, and traveling. 

You may contact Pat by telephone (706-898- 5126) or by email (

Emily Sprowls serves students with last names H - P. Emily received her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Liberty University, and her B.S. in Family and Children’s Ministry from Toccoa Falls College. Before coming to SCMS, Emily worked at Toccoa Falls College for 7 years, overseeing aspects of the college admissions process, student housing, and student discipline. Emily desires to support students when it comes to their academics, behavior, physical and mental health, as well as any other needs that may arise throughout their middle school years.

Emily and her husband Chris have been married for 11 years and have two boys. Emily enjoys the beach, hiking, drinking coffee, riding roller coasters, and spending time with her family.

You may contact Emily by telephone (706-886-2880 ext. 2025) or by email ( 

Tiffany Oldham serves students with last names Q - Z. Tiffany received her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Troy State University and her B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Huntingdon College. Mrs. Oldham has 14 years of experience as a School Counselor in Thomasville, Georgia. She also taught for 7 years in grades K-5 in Thomasville, GA and Montgomery, AL. Tiffany's top priority each day is to make a positive difference in the lives of the students she is blessed to serve. 

Tiffany and her husband Daniel have been married for 20 years and have two daughters, Layne and Kate. She enjoys running, hiking, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family.  

You may contact Tiffany by telephone (706-886-2880 ext. 2023) or by email (