"I'm here as a reminder that students can achieve anything"

Cherokee Heights Middle School Counselor Nehemirah BarrettDad of three, electronics engineering guru, travel enthusiast, Memorial High School graduate and Cherokee Heights Middle School Counselor Nehemirah Barrett talks with us as we celebrate both Black History Month and National School Counseling Week.  

Mr Barrett takes joy in building relationships with kids and helping them learn from their mistakes.

"You can make as many mistakes as you want. You can always get up and move past them. I honestly think that how I was raised, losing a mother and a father at that age, I was able to push through that and live under these crazy circumstances... you can do anything you want to do."

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