Staunton High School 



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    Ms. Amanda Francis is the Director of School Counseling at Staunton High School. She is a former graduate of this high school and a JMU alumni. Ms. Francis majored in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, and then obtained her Masters of Education/Education Specialist Degrees in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health. In addition to being a school counselor, Ms. Francis is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience working in the outpatient counseling field as well as Intensive In-home counseling. At this time Ms. Francis is a board member of the Central Valley Counselor Association. This is Ms. Francis' 4th year as a school counselor with Staunton City Schools. She was a school counselor at Ware Elementary School for one year prior to coming to SHS last school year. Prior to that, she worked as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor with Valley Community Services Board at Ware Elementary School. Ms. Francis is a Staunton native and currently resides in Staunton. 


    Ms. Francis is a lover of pets and her dogs are Staunton Storm Dogs! Pictured left to right: Raine (she loves snuggles) and Jasper (he also loves snuggles).  Her cat Buddha is also a Staunton Storm Cat, but is not as school-spirited. Ms. Francis is also a lover of drums and has played since she was a student in Staunton City Schools! 

    Raine and Jasper

       Buddha        Drum

    If you have any questions or need to meet with Ms. Francis you can email her at afrancis@staunton.k12.va.us , or request a meeting by clicking here

    Please follow the Staunton High School Counseling Page found here for updates in the Department 


    Amanda G. Francis M.Ed/Ed.S, LPC

    Director of Counseling

    1301 N. Coalter Street, Staunton Va 24401

    Phone: 540-332-3926 (Option 1)

    Fax: 540-332-3994


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