Staunton High School 



    Welcome Back Students! 

    Amanda             First Day Selfie

    Ms. Amanda Francis is the Director of School Counseling at Staunton High School. She is a former graduate from 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 volunteers her services with ARROW in Staunton (a not for profit agency that helps with mental health needs in our community) and is a board member of the Central Valley Counselor Association. This is Ms. Francis' 3rd 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 Therapuetic 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). 

    Raine and Jasper


    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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