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7th Grade Counseling

Mr. Garland
7th Grade Counselor

Check out my podcast for 7th Graders and their parents/guardians!

Above The Horizon Podcast

Click the link above to access the episodes!


I am so excited about being a school counselor at Russell Middle School!  It is my pleasure to work with a team that cares so much for students!    

Professionally I have been a sixth and seventh grade teacher for 11 years, high school counselor for 19 years, and middle school counselor for this my second year.  I love to work with technology (website), communications (podcasts), and mental health/wellness (Youth Mental Health Instructor).  

In 2022, I was honored by being selected as the Colorado High School Counselor of the Year after moving to Russell!

This year I have been selected to participate in the Educators' Neighbood.  This is a professional learning community that is a project of the Fred Rogers' Institute and members are from around the world!

Personally, my wife (Special Education Teacher) and I have three adult children.  We enjoy Disney, movies, church, camping, traveling, and family. 

Looking forward to a great 2023-24 school year!