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Elizabeth Rackley Phone Icon 706 384-7326 ext. 6306 Email Icon Email

School Counselor

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Welcome to the CES counseling page!  I am Mrs. Rackley.  This is my eleventh year as the School Counselor here at CES.   I was a School Counselor in Virginia prior to moving back home to Northeast Georgia.  I am married to a wonderful man, Blake.  We have an eleven year old son, Jon Michael, who is a student at Carnesville Intermediate, and a seven year old daughter, Kiersten, who attends Carnesville Primary.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Carnesville Elementary family!


"The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather make all the

difference." Aristotle



One of the primary goals of the counseling program at Carnesville Elementary is to help foster a positive educational environment.  I work collaboratively with teachers and staff to help ensure that all students acquire the effective learning skills they need to be successful in school and throughout life. 

I work with every child in the building a minimum of once a month.  This occurs through classroom guidance lessons where I enter your child's classroom and teach lessons focusing on areas such as character education, test-taking skills, study skills, and conflict resolution.  I also work with some students in small group sessions.  These groups are formed based on presented needs and participation is determined by parent and teacher referral.   Individual counseling is also available for those students who need one-on-one focus in a particular area.

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns regarding your child.  It is through working together that we can help each child reach his/her fullest potential! 




 *** Character Education ***

Character Education is an important focus at CES.  Our focus this year schoolwide is on the 7 Mindsets.  We will be focusing on one mindset a month.  You may also hear about these mindsets in the community as they are a county wide initiative.  

September- Everything is Possible

October- Live to Give

November- Attitude of Gratitude

December-Continue Attitude of Gratitude

January- 100% Accountable

February- We are Connected

March- Passion First

April- The Time is Now


Each homeroom will select students for Living the Mindset awards monthly.  There will also be one overall winner for each classroom selected monthly as the Student of the Month.  These awards are chosen based on the Mindset each month.  All living the mindset winners will have a special seat and treat in the cafeteria, be given a certificate, and will have their pictures taken for the newspaper and website.  The student of the month will also receive a yard sign for his/her yard for the month!   I am so proud of our students and all that they are learning!