Hickory High School 

Counseling Department 

Counselor & Student Services Duties 2023-2024 


Jennie Lovelace

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

lovelaceje@hickoryschools.net

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

botkinsti@hickoryschools.net

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

huntsingerre@hickoryschools.net

CVCC & LR Contact

Military Contact

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery 

NCAA Clearinghouse

Behavior Intervention Plans

Homebound

HHS Counseling Website

Book Appointment with Mrs. Huntsinger


Jason Stephens

School Counselor for all Freshmen

stephensan@hickoryschools.net

504 Coordinator

Freshman Orientation

NCSSM

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

MTSS

Open Houses

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

Registration and Scheduling

Transcript Analysis

Website

504 plans 


Marcus Springs

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

School Behaviorist


Inga Derr

School Social Worker

     ACE Services

     MTSS

     Truancy/Dropout Prevention & Interventions


Crystal England

Counseling Department Administrative Assistant

Cumulative Records maintenance

Enrollments/Withdrawals

ACT/SAT Fee Waiver Materials

College Recruiter Contact

Record Keeping 

Transcripts

Outside Agency Contact 


Sandra Poarch

Data Manager

Powerschool

Data Maintenance

State Graduation Reports

Discipline Electronic Documentation

Master Schedule

Report Cards & Transcripts

Enrollments/Withdrawals

Grades/Historical Credits

Parent Portal


Jeanne Turner

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

Book Appointment with Ms. Turner