Anne Rowley (K & 1st) Virginia Hetzel (4th & 5th) and Chandra Garrett (2nd & 3rd)
SCHOOL PHONE: Counseling Suite: 770-578-7200 Ext. 244 (Rowley) Ext.255 (Hetzel) & Ext. 234 (Garrett)
Ms. Hetzel is excited to be back at East Side this year full time. Ms. Hetzel
received her Master’s in School Counseling from the University of Phoenix.
Prior to working as a School Counselor, Ms. Hetzel was a Physical Education
teacher for 13 years in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, Arizona and South
Carolina. In her spare time, Ms. Hetzel enjoys being with her children,
exercising, reading, and going to the beach.
This is Ms. Garrett's fourteenth year at East Side. Ms. Garrett is entering
her 17th year of elementary counseling. She received her master's degree
in Guidance and Counseling from Bowling Green State University in Bowling
Green, Ohio in 2000. She received her Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction
from Lincoln Memorial University in December 2012. Ms. Garrett enjoys
traveling, reading inspirational/motivational books, dancing, yoga, hiking,
writing and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Garrett, (affectionately
called "Ms. Chandra") firmly believes that one cannot educate the mind
without educating the heart FIRST.
This is Mrs. Rowley's eleventh year at East Side. Mrs. Rowley has worked with
children and families for over 30 years in several states, including
Georgia. Over twenty-five of those years have been in elementary schools
as a paraprofessional, special education teacher, and school counselor.
She has a BA in psychology and education and a master's degree in social
work. She also completed the school counseling certification program at
the University of West Georgia. Mrs. Rowley is married and has three
children. She has two daughters who graduated from University of Georgia in
May 2012 and May 2014, respectively; and a son who is entering his senior
year at the University of South Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her
family. She LOVES the beach and enjoys swimming, exercising, gardening and