Athens City School System
Athens High School Athens, AL
Mrs.  Susan  Wales
Senior/Junior Counselor

256-233-6613        Email

Junior and Senior Counselor



  • I graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude.
  • I received Early Childhood Certification from Athens State University in 1987.
  • I graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Master of Arts in Education (School Counseling) in 2000.
  • I received Psychometry Certification from Alabama A&M University in 2009.


  • I taught at Athens Bible School and Owens Elementary for 8 years.
  • When my children were babies, I worked as a substitute teacher in the Athens City Schools.
  • I started work as a Title Counselor at Tanner High School in 1999.  I worked as the High School Counselor at Tanner for grades 7-12 for 5 years.  I worked as the Elementary Counselor at Tanner High School for 2 years.
  • I worked as the Elementary Counselor at Owens for 1 year.
  • I have worked at Athens High School since July 2008.


  • I was born in Decatur, Alabama.
  • I have lived in Athens and Limestone County all of my life.
  • I am married to Bill Wales.  We have 3 sons - Ben, age 22, Tom, age 20, and Sam, age 10.  Ben is a graduate of the University of Alabama, Tom is a sophomore at Auburn University and Sam is a 5th grader at Athens Intermediate School.
  • I am a member of Central Church of Christ.
  • I am a National Board Certified Teacher Specializing in School Counseling.  I am a Past President of the Alabama Counseling Association, Chapter I.