Welcome to the Counseling Office

Phone: 417-679-3114 Fax: 417-679-3427


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Miranda S. Donley

I am currently the school counselor here at Gainesville Jr. High and High School. This is my second year as a school counselor, and I am excited for the opportunity to help our Gainesville students succeed. Although I am new to the school counseling office, I have been an educator for 15 years.  

After graduating from Lutie High School in 1995, I attended college at Missouri State University where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English, secondary education. After teaching for a few years, I earned a master’s degree in gifted education from Mizzou. Most recently I completed a master's degree in school counseling through Lindenwood University. My certifications include 9-12 English, K-12 gifted, and 1-6 elementary, and now K-12 school counseling.

My husband and I have three children, and we live on a farm in Thornfield. Our oldest daughter, Peyton, graduated from GHS in 2019 and attends college at MSU-West Plains. Our other two children are still students here at Gainesville. Hallee is a junior and Owen is a seventh grader. We are all proud to be Bulldogs!