Gwendolyn McGrew-Dale

Professional School Counselor

Office Phone: (251) 221-2160


Greetings to each of you!


I am Gwendolyn McGrew-Dale, the School Counselor at Dunbar Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School. This will be my first year at Dunbar, but my 23rd year in the Mobile County Public School System. I am the proud mother of two teenage kids, who are always on the go. Therefore, I am always busy with them, and that is so fulfilling to see them being active, well-balanced kids.

It is always exciting working with an amazing group of students, and I cannot wait to experience this year with each of our students.  As your School Counselor I am, “Aiming for Excellence”, and expecting great things from each of you this year! I look forward to assisting our students to succeed and meet his/her own personal goals for this school year and beyond. My goal is to ensure that all students meet their level of success and for each of them to become well rounded, productive citizens, gain more social-emotional awareness, and most of all, for each of our students to be able to balance academics and extracurricular activities.

Our school offers school counseling services as an additional resource to help your student succeed in their academic goals, as well as support social and emotional growth throughout the school year. Counseling sessions in a school setting are typically short-term in nature and focus on solutions to help your child succeed in all areas of his/her development.

Counseling activities can include individual or group counseling, whole class presentations and observations. Many of these activities will focus on helping students learn ways to build positive social skills, gain confidence in their ability to interact with others and learn ways to deal with problems and conflicts constructively. Large group classes will focus on career development, bullying, personal safety, and character to name a few.

Your student may be referred from a teacher, staff member or from you as a parent/guardian. To make a referral or speak with me, you may call the school or email me. The school phone number is 251-221-2160, and my email is

I am excited to be working with your student and hope to meet all the families that make Dunbar the best school in Mobile County! May we all have the best school year possible!



Ms. McGrew-Dale