CMVHS Student Services

Welcome to the CMVHS Student Services Website! This website is full of information to assist students and parents through the exciting high school years and we hope you will find it helpful and come back often.

School Counselors

Ashley SaNogueira - 9th Grade Students and 504 Counselor - ashleyn.sanogueira@cms.k12.nc.us

Latisha Dixon - Grades 10-12 - Last names A - L - latisha.dixon@cms.k12.nc.us

Amy Jurusik - Grades 10-12 - Last names M - Z - amy.jurusik@cms.k12.nc.us


School Social Worker

Maya Blumenfeld - mayaf.blumenfeld@cms.k12.nc.us


School Psychologist

Lorraine Zelenz - l.zelenz@cms.k12.nc.us

Meet Your School Counselors

Ashley SaNogueira - 9th Grade Students and 504 Counselor

Hi! I'm Ashley SaNogueira, the Freshman Counselor for CMS Virtual High School. This is my 12th year as a school counselor, but first year working in high school! I'm excited to be navigating this new chapter along with you!

Originally from New York, I received my BA from SUNY Geneseo and my MA School Counseling from UNC Charlotte. I also am a LCMHC with the state of North Carolina. I reside in Charlotte with my husband, daughter, and dog Rocky! When I'm not working, I love to cook, visit the beaches, and hang out with friends.

Latisha Dixon - Grades 10-12 - Last names A - L


My name is Mrs. Latisha Dixon-Tobias, school counselor for students in grade 10-12, last names A-L. I am excited to be your school counselor! I started my career as a school counselor 13 years ago on January 9, 2009. I attended Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY, where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I then pursued my Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

As your counselor, my goal is to make sure you are on track to graduate and be Next Step Ready. I help students become ready for the next step by promoting academic, personal/social and career development. In helping students to succeed, my motto comes from an ancient proverb: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach him how to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” (Think about it ). Let’s have a fantastic school year!


Amy Jurusik - Grades 10-12 - Last names M - Z

Hi! My name is Amy Jurusik and I am the school counselor for students in grade 10-12, last names M - Z. This is my 16th year as a school counselor in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and I cannot wait to work with you and your student.

I received my undergraduate degree from Kent State University in Ohio and my Masters in Counseling from UNC Charlotte. Originally from South Florida, I moved to Ohio for college and then relocated to Charlotte in 2002. I absolutely love that North Carolina has two of my favorite places...the mountains and the beach! In my free time, I enjoy going to see live music, traveling, watching tv/movies, and spending time with my husband, our three boys, and our dog.

Favorite Quote ― “Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

Meet Your School Social Worker -

My name is Maya Blumenfeld and this is my 2nd year at CMVHS. I am so excited to be the school social worker at CMVHS and am here to support your student and family.

I am from Raleigh, NC and recently moved to Charlotte last year. I went to North Carolina State University for my BSW degree (go pack!) and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for my MSW degree. In my free time, I'm usually spending time with friends & family, hiking, travelling, in cycling class, and exploring new places in Charlotte!

Meet Your School Psychologist -

My name is Lorraine Zelenz and this is my 27th year working in CMS. I am the School Psychologist serving the CMS Virtual Elementary, Middle and High Schools. My role involves helping students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. As a psychologist, I collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students.

School psychologists are mental health specialists who have advanced graduate degrees with training in both psychology and education. I graduated from Canisius College, in Buffalo, NY with a B.A. in Psychology. I then attended Western Carolina University and obtained an Advanced Master’s Degree in School Psychology. I believe that one of the basic goals of education is to provide children with support for both their educational and emotional needs. As a school psychologist, I am able to consult with parents, teachers, and students to support each child’s academic and emotional growth.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two boys. I also have a 6lb Maltese dog attached to my hip. In my free time, I love to travel, read and to swim.

The CMVHS Student Services Team Provides:

Academic Development

  • Assistance with evaluating interests, abilities, skills and achievement

  • Academic advisement for course selection and career exploration

  • Support for students and academic achievement

  • Classroom guidance activities

  • Consultation and Collaboration with parents, teachers, and community for academic success

  • Support to create a safe and positive learning experience


Career Development

  • Support in college research and application process

  • Assistance with scholarship search

  • Career and college classroom guidance activities

  • Assistance with evaluating interests, abilities, skills and achievement

  • ​Support for developing student career awareness

  • Parent workshops and information sessions


Social/Emotional Development

  • Individual counseling with students

  • Consultation and Collaboration with parents, teachers, and community

  • Crisis intervention​

  • Referrals to community resources and agencies