Counseling Office

  • Bennett’s Mill Counseling Office provides counseling and assistance to students and parents.

    Ms. Tanji Tucker

    Ms. Tucker is Bennett’s Mill counselor for students whose last name begins with A-J

    770-716-3982 ext. 3028

    • B.A. - Florida A&M University in School Counseling

    • M. Ed. Florida A & M University in School Counseling

    Dr. Tama Trammell

    Dr. Trammell is Bennett’s Mill counselor for students whose last name begins with K-Z

    770-716-3982 ext. 3024

    • B.A. - Spelman College in Theater and Mass Communications

    • M. A. - Clark Atlanta University in Counseling

    Doctorate in Counseling Psychology - Argosy University


    Rainbows is a grief and loss support group program for students, grade six through grade eight. If your child has experienced a life-changing event within the past year, please contact your child’s counselor.  Students choosing to participate will meet once a week during the designated time frame.

    Mental Health and Wellness Resources

    Fayette County Public Schools is committed to providing all students with a variety of support services to ensure that all students are healthy and secure and ready to learn.

    Here are some helpful websites: 

    The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) is a 24/7 behavioral health crisis call center operated by Behavioral Health Link through funding from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. GCAL provides free and confidential behavioral health crisis intervention and access to behavioral health services. Anyone in Georgia can call GCAL for help for themselves or on behalf of someone else at 800-715-4225 or via the My GCAL app. Callers actively experiencing a crisis can speak with live clinicians trained in de-escalation. When needed, GCAL can dispatch mobile crisis response teams to provide de-escalation on-site. GCAL information specialists can also provide referrals for treatment in a caller’s area.

    In case of an emergency, I should:

    1. Call 911

    2. Call a Crisis Hotline and/or take my child for an immediate assessment

    Crisis Hotline that is open 24 hours per day:

    • Georgia Crisis & Access Line · 1-800-715-4225

    • Fayette County Mental Health Center Hotline · 770-358-5252

    • National Crisis Line · 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

    • Suicide Prevention Hotline · 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

    1. Take my child to an emergency room

    Local Resources

    Whether it’s financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, child care, job training, and other free or reduced-cost services specific to your area, essential resources can be found through Find Help Georgia.


    High School Freshman Orientation 

    To ease the transition to high school, the counselors at Bennett’s Mill Middle School coordinate with Fayette County High School to create opportunities for 8th graders to become informed about the high school registration process. 

    • 8th Grade classroom guidance sessions. Review of high school graduation requirements and establish a tentative four-year high school plan (Student Activity).

    • Rising 9th Grade Parent Night at FCHS. Meet the FCHS Registrar and Counselors. Learn how to use Infinite Campus to finalize course selections. 

    • FCHS Electives Night at FCHS. Learn specifics about elective pathways before choosing electives. (Student and Parent Activity). 

    • 9th Grade Course selection review with high school counselors at BMMS. (Student Activity).

    5th Grade Transition

    To ease the transition from elementary school to middle school, the counselors at Bennett’s Mill Middle School offer 5th graders an opportunity to meet the administrators and counselors, listen to presentations from our Fine Arts Department, and to tour the school.   

    S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)

    Create a satisfying, productive relationship with your child through S.T.E.P. This is a great resource for parents of children experiencing discipline difficulties. Annual measurements reveal wonderful results. Through this parenting workshop you will learn:

    • How to listen and talk to your child

    • How to better understand your child’s behavior.

    • Strategies to help your child learn to be responsible for his/her behavior.

    Contact your child’s counselor for more information.