Hickory High School 

Counseling Department 

Counselor & Student Services Duties 2023-2024 

Jennie Lovelace

School Counselor for 10th-12th graders last names A-G


College Board SSD (accommodations) Liaison 

Senior Affairs Coordinator

Foreign Exchange Students

Social Media

Governor’s School 

Summer Programs

Book Appointment with Ms. Lovelace 

Tiffany Botkins 

School Counselor for 10th-12th graders last names H-O


Department Chair & Cabinet

ALP/Core/Inspired Learning 

College Application Week

AP Academy Counselor

AP Back-up Coordinator

Cohort Graduation Rate

Registration, Scheduling, & Curriculum Guide

Book Appointment with Mrs. Botkins

Rene Huntsinger

School Counselor for 10th-12th graders last names P-Z


CVCC & LR Contact

Military Contact

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery 

NCAA Clearinghouse

Behavior Intervention Plans


HHS Counseling Website

Book Appointment with Mrs. Huntsinger

Jason Stephens

School Counselor for all Freshmen


504 Coordinator

Freshman Orientation


Foster Care

McKinney Vento

Restorative Justice

Behavior Intervention Plans

Book Appointment with Mr. Stephens

All counselors will work with:

Academic Counseling (IEP, Individual & group counseling, parent conferences)

Student Attendance

CFNC Workshop

Classroom Guidance

College and Career Planning

Common Core/Essential Standards

Community & Public Relations

Comprehensive Counseling Program

Cumulative Records

Dropout Prevention


Open Houses

Personal/Social Counseling (attendance, discipline, social behavior, etc.)

Registration and Scheduling

Transcript Analysis


504 plans 

Marcus Springs

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

School Behaviorist

Inga Derr

School Social Worker

     ACE Services


     Truancy/Dropout Prevention & Interventions

Crystal England

Counseling Department Administrative Assistant

Cumulative Records maintenance


ACT/SAT Fee Waiver Materials

College Recruiter Contact

Record Keeping 


Outside Agency Contact 

Sandra Poarch

Data Manager


Data Maintenance

State Graduation Reports

Discipline Electronic Documentation

Master Schedule

Report Cards & Transcripts


Grades/Historical Credits

Parent Portal

Alanda Johnson

Career Development Coordinator

Career Counseling 

CTE Curriculum & Testing

Special Populations

Major Clarity Liaison

Work-Based Learning - Internships & Apprenticeships

Community Partnerships Liaison

Employment Opportunities Liaison

Youth Career Advisement & Worker's Permit