Welcome to the Guidance & Student Services Department at Carter High School. My name is Daya Patton and I am the Guidance & Student Services Director. I hold a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling. I am a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional,Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Qualified Mental Health Professional. Most importantly I love being a Wildcat!!!!

    High school is the final transition into adulthood and the workplace as students begin exploring and defining their independence; during this process I am available to assist all students with:
    •  Academic skills support
    •  Post-secondary planning and employment process
    •  Peer relationships and effective social skills
    •  Multicultural and diversity awareness
    •  Coping strategies
    •  Substance abuse education
    •  Education in understanding self and others
    •  Individual/family/school crisis intervention
    •  Individual and small-group counseling
    • Transition planning