School Counselor

 Sezra Gay

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Sezra Gay

Ms. Gay welcomes you to the A. Quinn Jones School Guidance Counseling.  Her approachable down to earth methods has helped guide youth, teens, and adults to advance in confidence, emotional intelligence, communication and soft skills to have healthy relationships and excel in their academics, social and career goals.  Ms. Gay brings over a decade of expertise to youth and adults in the areas of Leadership, Counseling, Mentoring, and Outreach.  

She welcomes you to participate in the school counseling services: Classroom Guidance Presentations, Career & College Exploration, Crisis Counseling, Individual Counseling, Small Empowerment Mentoring and Counseling Groups, Parent/Student meetings, supporting Teachers in I.E.P. meetings and collaberating with the School Nurse and Deans to best support students.  Everyone matters to Ms. Gay, she will reach you where you are, motive to empower you, respect your thoughts and feelings while encouraging you to fulfill your potential.   She may be reached at 352-955-6840.   She will greet you with warmth and professionalism. 

School Psychologist

 Lance Hastings

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Lance Hastings

Lance Hastings (Mr. Lance) is a certified school psychologist with the State of Florida Department of Education. He currently works in the Alachua County Schools at the Sidney Lanier and A. Q. Jones Centers. Lance also has a private practice as a Personal Learning Coach. Lance has 40 years of experience in the field of special education. He graduated from Ohio University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and master's degrees in School Psychology and Special Education. He is fluent in Spanish, and he has worked with students with varying exceptionalities  in Ohio, New York, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Chile. Lance is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences, specializing in the areas of executive function, autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities.  He likes when students are interested in self-improvement and learning ways to increase their hidden potential. As such, his services include individual personality and vocational exploration, personal academic and vocational coaching, and mentoring.

School Mental Health Counselor

 Malia Norris

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Malia Norris

Malia Norris is our School Mental Health Counselor.  She shares her time counseling students at Sidney Lanier and at A. Quinn Jones.  She's at  A. Quinn Jones on Mondays and Wednesdays 8:15 am - 3:45 pm, and Fridays 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm.  She support students who are struggling with various challenges in life, providing them with the motivation they need to become the best person they can be.   Please don't hesitate to reach out to her by email at norrismb (@gm.sbac.edu) or by phone at: 

 

A. Quinn Jones  352.955.6840 Ext# 6007.  Sidney Lanier at 352.955.6841.