Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Psychology, Alabama State University M.S. Counseling, Alabama State University Ed.S. Counseling Psychology, Alabama A&M University Ed.D. - Educational and Organizational Leadership, Samford University

Dr. William T. Heard, Jr.

Career Experience:
Madison County Schools/HGHS - 9th Grade Counselor (2004 - present)

Crestwood Medical Center's Psychiatric Inpatient Unit - Therapist (2000-2010)

Madison County Mental Health Center - Child and Adolescent Therapist (1998-2004)

Mountain Lakes Mental Health Center - Child and Adolescent Therapist (1998)

Montgomery Area Mental Health Center - Child and Adolescent Therapist (1997-1998)

I am a native of Talladega, Alabama. I have been happily married to the love of my life for 22.5 years and we have been blessed with two phenomenal children. Some of my favorite activities and hobbies include attending church, singing in the men's choir, working with the children's choir, spending quality time with family, playing video games, free-style rapping (aka "GNice"), watching movies, cartoons, reading, traveling, sports, live shows, museums, hiking, kayaking, mentoring youth, and volunteering. I believe that "all" things work for the good of those who love God (Romans 8:28), that with God "all" things are possible (Matthew 19:26), that I can do "all" things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13), and that without God I could do nothing (John 15:5). I also believe that having a resilient mindset is the key to overcoming any obstacles encountered in this ever-changing society and that "all" students can achieve academic success, despite their exposure to adversity, with the proper guidance and support! 

​Inspiration Words of Wisdom: "Children Learn What They Live" By: Dorothy L. Nolte

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

If children live with fear, they learn to be anxious and insecure.

If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.

If children live with jealously, they learn to feel envy.

If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident in themselves.

If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patience.

If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate. 

If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.

If children live with friendliness, they learn that the world is a nice place in which to live.