Meet the Counselor

Phone: 704-922-2405


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Rita Wilkinson, MA, LCMHC, NCC

This is my 8th year at Gaston Early College High School and my 14th year as a school counselor in Gaston County Schools. I love working at GECHS.

I grew up in Gastonia and graduated from Ashbrook High School.  From there, I traveled to Appalachian State University and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology.  After teaching for five years in Gaston County Schools, I made the decision to go back to school to get my master's degree.  I graduated in 2002 with an M.A. in Community Counseling from UNC Charlotte.  In 2007, I entered back into the school system as a high school counselor and got my add-on certificate in School Counseling.  

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.  I look forward to working with the great students at Gaston Early College High School.

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