Piedmont High School Counseling Homepage

Welcome to Piedmont High School's School Counseling Webpage!

As Piedmont High School's School Counselors we are here to serve students. Our doors are always open for students who may have questions or concerns about their academic, career and social/emotional development during the school day. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sarah Higgins - Last Names A-Co Email: sarah.higgins@ucps.k12.nc.us

Erica Henderson - Last Names Cr-He Email: erica.henderson@ucps.k12.nc.us

Kelly Whitley- Last Names Hi-M Email: kelly.whitley@ucps.k12.nc.us

Stacey Butera - Last Names N-Se Email: stacey.butera@ucps.k12.nc.us

Sarah Mitchell - Last Names Sh-Z Email: sarah.mitchell@ucps.k12.nc.us

Alice Collins - Counseling office secretary Email: alice.collins@ucps.k12.nc.us

Angie Medlin- 504 Coordinator Email: angela.medlin@ucps.k12.nc.us

Heidi Mathis - School Social Worker Email: heidi.mathis@ucps.k12.nc.us

Darnisha Pulley - School Social Worker Email: darnisha.pulley@ucps.k12.nc.us

Courtney Jones - Behavioral Health Therapist Email: courtney.jones@ucps.k12.nc.us

*Please visit the following link for the UCPS Student Handbook and Program of Studies https://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/Page/3182

What is School Counseling?

According the American School Counselors Association, School Counselors are uniquely qualified to work with students to address and solve academic hardships, support social and emotional growth of students and assist with career and college readiness to prepare students for the world beyond.

Visit the American School Counselors Association homepage to learn more.

Piedmont High School School Counseling Mission Statement

"Every Child. Every Day."

Our mission as school counselors at Piedmont High School is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that attends to the personal/social, academic and college and career planning of all students. Services include group and individual counseling, academic support, crisis intervention, career and college planning and student advocacy. Our goal is to help all students succeed. Our mission is to provide the opportunity for students to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and ethically. We strive to ensure that all of our students are actively engaged in learning and are respectful and responsible problem solvers, enabling them to become productive members of the community, equipped to deal with the challenges of the 21st century. Our mission and our goals will be supported and further strengthened by consultation with teachers, staff, administrators, parents and community advocates.

Confidentiality Statement

  • School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).

  • The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:

    • To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members

    • To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms

    • To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality

    • To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel

    • To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist

    • To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed

    • To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent

    • To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)

Contact Us

Monday - Friday : 8:00am - 4:00pm

Counseling Office: A 300

Counseling Phone: 704-753-2810

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