This page exists for the students and our community to learn a bit more about the folks in our Counseling Department. We hope you enjoy the archive photos and reading about the passionate professionals in our department who get the privilege of working with your students each day. You can also find the staff’s email addresses below.
Mrs. Gwen Tilley
Mrs. Lori McElroy
Mrs. McElroy was born and raised in Winder, GA until she relocated to Jackson County in 2015. Mrs. McElroy is a graduate of Winder-Barrow High School and returned to WBHS as Registrar in 2008. In high school, she was a member of the softball team and participated in track and field. After high school, Mrs. McElroy went to work at The University of Georgia and took some classes through Gainesville State College (now UNG). Mrs. McElroy did not earn her degree at that time but hopes to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the near future. Mrs. McElroy has 3 children and 1 granddaughter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, camping, and watching her children participate in sports.
Mrs. Liz Long
College & Career Resource Center
Ms. Granada Watson
Ms. Watson grew up in Atlanta and moved to Suwanee, GA as a teenager, where she graduated from Lambert High School. She earned two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia in Anthropology and Psychology. Afterwards, she became a Double Dawg and graduated from UGA’s Professional School Counseling Master’s program in 2018.
Mr. Cory Peppers
Mr. Peppers grew up in Winder, GA and is a graduate from Winder-Barrow High School. In high school he was member of clubs and played on the football and basketball teams. After high school, he attended Gainesville State College (now UNG) while working at a local YMCA. After earning his Associates in Physical Education he transferred to the University of Georgia. There he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and his work inside and outside of the classroom confirmed his passion for working with the youth of his local community. From there he earned his Master’s degree in Professional School Counseling from UGA and began working at Winder-Barrow High School in the 2010-11 school year.
Ms. Danielle Harrison
Ms. Harrison grew up in Paducah, KY and is a graduate of Lone Oak High School. In high school, she was an officer in multiple service and honor clubs and participated in Student Government and fine arts activities. After high school, she attended Georgetown College just outside Lexington, KY and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After graduating, she moved to Athens, GA to attend the University of Georgia. She completed a year of coursework in school psychology, but her desire for consistent relationships with students led her to school counseling. She graduated from the University of Georgia with an M.Ed. in School Counseling in 2014. Prior to working at WBHS, she was a counselor at Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County.