Southern Middle School

Student Support Services Team

Welcome to the Student Support Services Team Webpage!

Who makes up the Student Support Team at SMS? Click on each link to visit individual pages:

Ms. Hayes, School Counselor (6th grade and Upper 8th grade)

Mrs. Palmer, School Counselor (7th grade and Lower 8th grade)

Mrs. Hahn, School Social Worker

Mrs. Johnson, School Nurse

Ms. Snipes, School Psychologist


The Student Support Services Team's role includes serving as advocate, coordinator, consultant, and liaison between school, home, and the community. Student support staff influence school policies and work to create system change.


The goal of the Student Support Staff in the Alamance-Burlington School System is to assist our schools in helping students to have positive school experiences by reducing barriers academically, emotionally, and physically.

Our mission is to ensure that all students, regardless of race, religion, national or ethic origin, color, age, disability, socioeconomic status or gender are served equally. We empower students and their families.


*In keeping with ethical standards, we keep in confidence personally identifiable information regarding students and/or their family members that has been obtained in the course of professional service; unless disclosure is required or permitted by law or professional standards or is necessary for the personal safety of the student or others.*