Phone: 256-233-6600 ext. 6685


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Social Work, Oakwood University Master of Social Work with a Concentration in Mental Health, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Michael Ross, Mental Health Services Coordinator

Hello! My name is Michael Ross. I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work with a Concentration in Mental Health from Alabama A&M University. I have worked in the mental health field since 2015. Most of my experience comes from working in an acute mental health setting with children and adolescents who suffer from mental illness. I enjoy working with children, teens, and families. I'm so excited to be here! I look forward to serving students and their families across the Athens City School district by coordinating available services and resources to support mental health. 

ACS Mental Health Connector Newsletter

Mental health Wellness Room

Coping with COVID: Mental Wellness Resources

Suicide Prevention

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Food Services

Parenting Assistance

Rent, Utilities and Bill Pay Assistance

  • Rental Assistance

  • Utilities Assistance


  • WiFi and Internet Access

  • Student Devices

  • Tech Support

Other Resources

  • Camp Hope

  • Conscious Discipline

  • Employment Resources

  • Family Resources

  • Substance Abuse Resources

  • United Way

  • Attendance Resources for Parents

Health and Wellness