Hillary Turner Nichols

770.843.0079 // jhnichols16@gmail.com // Charlotte, NC

Career Interest: Professional School Counselor


University of Georgia (UGA)                                                                          Athens, GA

Masters of Education in Professional Counseling  w/ Emphasis in School Counseling

  • GPA: 3.9/4.0


University of North Georgia (UNG)                                                              Dahlonega, GA

Bachelor of English, Certification in Education

  • December 2013
  • GPA: 3.5/4.0 


Ardrey Kell High School                                                                              Charlotte, NC

School Counselor                                                                                          August 2016-Present

  • Provide direct services with students last names Len-M
  • Create and update content weekly for the AKHS School Counseling Website
  • Contributing member to IEP Meetings & Parent conferences
  • Manage, schedule, and contribute to 504’s for my caseload
  • Schedule scholarship committee meetings and systematize all scholarships for seniors
  • Track At-Risk students, Mid-Year Graduates, advanced students, and monitor transfer students through collecting data and issuing to appropriate stakeholders
  • Morning & Afternoon duty: drive-by “Minute Meetings” with At-Risk students
  • Arrange Spring Honors and Awards night for AKHS



Clarke Central High School                                                                                   Athens, Georgia

 School Counseling Intern                                                                                August 2015-May 2016

  • Provide direct services to students (individual & group counseling)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to promote student success
  • Contributing member to 504 Meetings, IEP Meetings, & Parent conferences
  • Develop & deliver school counseling core curriculum (9-12)
  • Groups: co-lead 2; lead 1
    • 9th Grade girls “Emotional Regulation” group with CBT emphasis (8 weeks)
    • Co-ed New Student acclimation group
    • Girls Friendship Group/Mediation (once a week)
  • Complete Data-driven ecological assessment and intervention project
    • Focus: “Summer Melt” phenomenon with high school graduates



Georgia School Counseling Association                                                                        Georgia

Graduate Student Liaison                                                                                 June 2015-Present

  • Network with all School Counseling graduate programs in Georgia
  • Present at 2015 Conference over current research
  • Recruit Graduate students for Student Membership with GSCA
  • Compile a video/slideshow of 2015 GSCA conference


Barrow Elementary School                                                                                          Athens, GA

School Counseling Practicum Student                                                        January 2015-May 2015

  • Provide direct services to students (individual and group counseling)
  • Psychoeducational Groups with 5th graders (6 weeks)
  • Create presentations for College & Career Week
  •  Classroom Guidance


Rutland Academy                                                                                                         Athens, GA

School Counseling Practicum Student                                                         August 2014-May 2015

  • Classroom Guidance
  • Met with Middle School students over their targeted Social Skill goals
  • Met with Students weekly to assess point sheets & Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports personal goals


Sequoyah High School                                                                                                     Canton,GA

Community Coach                                                                                       August 2013- Nov 2013

  • Varsity & JV Assistant Volleyball Coach
  • 2013 GHSA 4A State Runner Up


Cherokee High School                                                                                                 Canton, GA

Long Term Substitute, 10th & 9th grade                                                      March 2014-May 2014

  • Created Unit Plans and delivered material to meet CCGPS Standards


Cherokee High School                                                                                                 Canton, GA

Student Teacher/Intern, 9th grade                                                                August 2013-Dec 2013

  • Created unit plans and delivered material to meet CCGPS Standards


White County High School                                                                                     Cleveland, GA

Student Teacher, 10th grade                                                                        August 2012-Dec 2012

  • Created unit plans and delivered material to meet CCGPS Standards

Other Experience


University of North Georgia Writing Center                                        August 2012-May 2013

Dahlonega, Georgia

  • Tutor students seeking help in writing, research, and editing process
  • Hosted Writing Seminars
  • Participated in Process Groups over Writing & Composition Research


University of North Georgia Stewart Academic Success Center              Jan 2012-June 2012

Dahlonega, Georgia

  • Tutor international students seeking help in writing, research, and editing process


Cherokee County School District                                                           August 2013- May 2014

Canton, Georgia

  • Daily Substitute for schools within the county
  • Long term Substitute for Cherokee High School at the end of Spring 2014
  • Created lesson plans, manage classroom, administer testing, attended all meetings
  • 2013-2014 Community Coach for Sequoyah High School Volleyball
  • Coached JV and Varsity under Head Coach John Edwards and Assistant Coach Stephen Pate
  • Created lesson plans for practice, structured team building activities, managed team finances, kept stats, and coached weekend tournaments
  • 2013 GHSA Volleyball 5A State Runner-Ups




Hillary Leah Photography LLC, Owner                                                 August 2009-Present
Canton, Georgia

  • Wedding and Lifestyle Photography
  • Business Head shots and Commercial Photography

Awards & Activities

  • 2015 North Carolina School Counseling Association Member

  • 2015 Georgia School Counselor Association Graduate Student Liaison & 2014-2016 Member
  • 2015 Team Judge for the Clarke County Foundation of Excellence Classroom Grant Committee
  • 2015 & 2011 Cherokee County “Women in Sports Day” Title IX Conference Speaker
  • 2014- Present American School Counseling Association Member
  • 2013 Speaker for the UNG December Graduation Commencement Ceremony
  • 2013 Miss University of North Georgia (Faculty & Student Nominated)
  • 2013-2013 Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society Member


  • Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators- School Counseling Test I & II
  • Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators- Secondary English
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy-Medical University of South Carolina
  • North Carolina Standard Professional 1 License (SP1)- Secondary English
  • North Carolina Standard Professional 1 License (SP1)- School Counseling
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (National Counselor Examination)