Meet the Counselor
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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