Dear Parents and Students,Welcome back to all of our returning and new students! My name is Karen Thompson and this is my 17th year at Guilford. I began my counseling career at an elementary school in Tampa, Florida after teaching kindergarten, first, second and fifth grades for ten years. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Virginia Tech, a Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master's Degree in Education Leadership from George Mason University. My goal as the school counselor is to help all students achieve their personal best by learning their strengths and meeting their challenges. I look forward to meeting all of you and making this the best school year ever for your child/children!