Student Services

Alston Ridge Middle School

After Hours Emergency Information

If you have concerns about a student's safety (risk of harm to self or others), please call 911.

If you suspect a student is a victim of abuse, please call Wake County Child Protective Services at 919.212.7990 (English).

Emergency Services Contact Information Link

Información de emergencia fuera del horario de atención

Si tiene inquietudes sobre la seguridad de un estudiante (riesgo de daño a sí mismo oa otros), llame al 911.

Si sospecha que un estudiante es víctima de abuso, llame a los Servicios de Protección Infantil del Condado de Wake al 919.212.7963 (español).

Enlace de información de contacto de servicios de emergencia


Alston Ridge MS School Counselors...

  • Effectively collaborates with students, parents, teachers, administration, community members, and other stakeholders.

  • See the value in building rapport with students to foster social/emotional growth.

  • Are responsible for utilizing data to meet student needs and address barriers that hinder student success.

  • Are advocates for the equitable treatment of all students in school and in the community.

  • Understand the importance of balancing social and emotional wellbeing in relation to academics.

  • Will seek consultation with each other, school leadership, and the ASCA Ethical Standards to ensure appropriate decision making.


Students at Alston Ridge Middle School receive a rigorous and developmentally appropriate education that promotes lifelong learning and allows students to reach their full potential. Counselors work with stakeholders to prepare students to become globally engaged and productive citizens, with the ability to successfully navigate our complex and changing world.


The Alston Ridge Middle School counseling department will deliver an accessible comprehensive school counseling program to promote and enhance student academic, career and social/emotional outcomes. School counselors advocate for the equitable treatment of all students by utilizing data to meet student needs and address barriers that hinder student success. Through partnership with stakeholders, school counselors will support students in developing the essential skills of communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.


2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Hours of Operation: 8:15am - 3:00pm (Monday-Friday)

Fax number: (919) 589-6469

Ms. Megan McDowell VandenBerg, Track 1 School Counselor

Ms. Shuntina Taylor, Track 2 & 3 School Counselor

Ms. Caroline Jett, Track 4 and Virtual Academy School Counselor

Ms. Christina Barksdale, School Social Worker

  • email:

  • phone number: (919) 694-8044 extension 27926

Ms. Amanda Sprague, School Psychologist

Ms. Kristen Juzaitis, Student Services Assistant