Meet the Counselor

  • Sara Wiles

    I love being the School Counselor at Anchorage Public School! I joined the Anchorage team in 2015. I also grew up in Anchorage and went to school here from Kindergarten through 8th grade. It was a dream come true to return to Anchorage as a member of the staff!

    Before counseling, I taught 2nd grade in Fayette County Public Schools.  It was through teaching that I discovered my desire to be a school counselor.  After my 3rd year of teaching, I went to graduate school to earn a Master of Arts in Counseling from Wake Forest University.  I then taught for 4 more years before coming home to Anchorage.

    My husband, Zac, and I live in Anchorage and enjoy raising our three young daughters here!


Contact Us

School Counseling Services

  • Virtual Counseling Corner
    Take a moment to visit our Counseling Corner for more information about your APS Student Support Team and enjoy our virtual Break Room.

    Counseling Referral Form
    Please click here  if you would like to meet with a member of the Student Support Team.

    Individual Counseling
    Your School Counselor sees students from all grade levels for individual counseling* about a variety of subjects.  Students often ask to see our counselor, and teachers and families also request that the counselor see students. 

    *Individual Counseling in the school setting takes the form of student support and intervention.  It is not to be used as a regular therapeutic practice.

    Small-Group Counseling
    Small-group counseling typically consists of a group of 3 to 5 students.  These students will be paired together because they are dealing with or working on similar topics (from grief, divorce, friendship skills, to study skills).

    Class Counseling
    Kindergarten through 5th-grade students typically receive two 30 minute counseling lessons a month. Counseling topics may include (but are not limited to) bullying prevention, kindness, friendship skills, career education, respect, honesty, sharing, celebrating diversity, and more.

    6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students typically receive counseling lessons through their regularly scheduled Writing classes.  All middle school students will receive lessons on suicide.

    Core Essentials

    Mental Health for Anchorage Public School

    Other Ways We Can Help 

    High School Transition

    Building Assessment Coordinator

    Section 504 Plan Coordinator

    English Language Learner Coordinator

    School Tours