Meet Our School Counselors

  • Mrs. Strickland

    (919) 404-3680 EXT. 21218  

    Hi! I am Mrs. Nichelle Strickland, one of the Licensed School counselors for Zebulon GT Magnet Elementary. I have a Master of Education in School Counseling from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Shaw University. I have been in education for the past 28 years. I started as an Instructional Assistant in Wilson County and worked my way up to School Counselor.

    I have been a school counselor for the past 14 years and have enjoyed every minute. I enjoy working with students and providing the support they need to be academic, career, and college ready. I am married and have a loving daughter and grandson. I enjoy reading a good book or traveling to the beach in my spare time. This is my third year working as a Wake County School Counselor, and I am very excited about working at Zebulon Elementary. (Go Cougars!)

  • Dr. Gray

    919) 404-3680 EXT. 21218  


    Hello, I Am Dr. Tamara Gray, School Counselor at Zebulon Magnet Elementary School. I Am Excited About Being a Part of the Cougar Family to Support Our Students, Teachers, and Parents. I Have Been in Education for 19 Years. My Passion for Education Began As a Child Through the Influence of My Parents and Teachers. in My Career, I Have Been a Special Education Teacher, School Counselor and Dean of Students. I Have a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Minor in Sociology, Master Degree in School Counseling, Advanced Degrees in School Counseling and Education Leadership, and Doctorate Degree in Education Leadership. 
    I Am a Wife, Mother of Five Children (4 Adults and a 1 School Aged), Grandmother to Three Beautiful Grandchildren. I Am a Proud Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I Enjoy Reading, Traveling, Dancing, and Spending Time with My Family.
    My Favorite Quote Is “Education Is the Passport to the Future, for Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Prepare for It Today.” - Malcolm X.
  • How Can we Help?

    We do so many different things here at school! We teach monthly lessons, hold "small groups" each year to target specific skills, and meet one-on-one with students as needed. Our door is always open for our students AND family members! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support; even if we cannot answer your questions, we will help you find someone who can!

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