Garland, Janice (School Counselor - 7,8)

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Counseling Website!

Janice Garland

Hello, and welcome to my webpage!

As school counselor for the 8th grade and 7thgrade students with last names beginning A-M, I am proud to be a long-time member of the Rocket Family– beginning my 28th year in Buncombe County Schools.


Born in Goldsboro, NC, I was educated in the public schools of Eastern North Carolina (Onslow County and Columbus County) and graduated from Pfeiffer College in 1984. After working in college admissions for several years, I moved to Asheville and earned a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Western Carolina University in 1989.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, and spending time with my husband and our dog, Murphy.


I thoroughly enjoy working with middle schoolers. It can be difficult to navigate through this journey called adolescence. My goal is to equip students with the necessary tools to experience success. My special interest is in career development and transition to high school. I also sponsor the ACRMS Honor Society.


For more information on our counseling program and related resources, please visit our webpage at