Please know, I am still available for my students and parents even though we are not in school.  I have set up a Google Voice line.  You can text and/or call me at 828-391-9609.  If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.  If you are not in immediate danger, but need someone to talk to right now, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.  

 Michele Powell

Phone: 828-396-8373


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Master of Arts in School Counseling Lenoir-Rhyne University

Michele Powell

I absolultey love being a counselor at Gateway!  My students inspire me to be the best counselor I can be.  I learn as much or more from my students than they learn from me.  I am committed to helping my students understand that the adversity they have faced in life can be turned into fuel to help them succeed in life emotionally, socially and academically.  Being a school counselor at Gateway is not a job to me, it is my passion.  I love my kiddos!!