Welcome to the HMS Student Services Webpage

The mission of the Heritage Middle School Student Services & Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.  The HMS School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement.  In partnership with other educators, parents/guardians and the community, counselors facilitate a necessary support system to ensure all students in Heritage Middle School have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.

HMS Student Services Staff:

Guidance Tech:  Mrs. Parisa Ledesma  pkledesma@wcpss.net    (919) 562-6204 then press 1  Hours of Operation-  7:30 AM - 4 PM
Data Manager:  Mrs. Sharon Clarke  smclarke@wcpss.net  (919) 562-6204  extension  22525
School Counselors:  See below
School Nurse:  Mrs. Lisa Atkinson  latkinson@wcpss.net
School Social Worker:  Mrs. Melanie Spainhour  mspainhour@wcpss.net
School Psychologist:  Ms. Brianna Bradsher  bbradsher@wcpss.net
504 Contacts:  Grade Level Counselors- see below

6th Grade School Counselor, Ms. Shari Swann

Hello 6th grade students and families!  I am the 6th grade counselor this year at HMS. I am here to help you transition from elementary to middle school smoothly. I am excited to offer support and services to all students. I am also the 504 coordinator for all 6th grade students. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where I earned a baccalaureate degree in Social Studies Education. I was awarded a Master of Education in School Counseling on December 2019. I am a proud pet parent to a chihuahua named Kali. I enjoy traveling, exercising and reading in my spare time. I am thrilled to join the HMS team! Please let me know if I can assist you with anything regarding academics, social or emotional needs. 


Shari Swann
(919) 562-6204 Ext 22511

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7th Grade School Counselor, Ms. Mary McCulley

Hello 7th Grade students and families!  My name is Mary McCulley and I am the 7th grade counselor. I look forward to working with you this year! I plan to introduce myself in classes at the beginning of the year and provide classroom guidance on various topics throughout the year. In addition, I will be providing lessons through the Wake County S.O.S. (Signs of Suicide) Program which typically takes place in the fall. I also work with students individually and in small groups. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns about anything affecting your child this school year.


Mary McCulley
(919) 562-6204
Extension 22512

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8th Grade School Counselor, Mrs. Nancy McCorquodale

Hello 8th grade families!  I am excited to work with you and your student this year. 8th grade is such an important transitional year for students and I look forward to the support I can offer. I earned my undergraduate degree at The University of Texas in Austin.  Hook 'Em Horns! After teaching for many years, I attended graduate school at The University of Texas- San Antonio to earn my graduate degree in Counseling. I moved to North Carolina in 1999 and taught at Washington GT Magnet and Green Year Round.  When Heritage first opened its doors in 2004-2005, I taught on the 6th grade track 4 team.  It's been an honor and privilege to work at HMS as a guidance counselor since 2007. I love coming to work each day to help all of our students, parents, and staff.  Through teacher, parent, and counselor support, I am confident your student will have a successful 8th grade experience.  I look forward to meeting your student in the classroom, small group and individual settings.  Please let me know if I can assist you with anything regarding your student's social, emotional or educational experiences.


Nancy McCorquodale

(919) 562-6204    Ext 22513


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