School Counseling

School Counseling
  • The purpose of the School Counseling Program is to facilitate the positive development of each student’s unique learning, emotional, social, and physical characteristics. Services are directed toward student growth in academic, personal/social and career development. School counselors work toward mitigating barriers for students as it relates to their academic success and decreasing the achievement gap.

    School counselors are charged with answering the question "How are students different as a result of school counseling programs, interventions, and service delivery?"  School counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program by adhering to the following North Carolina Professional School Counseling Standards.

    Standard 1: Demonstrate leadership, advocacy and collaboration.

    Standard 2: Promote A Respectful Environment for A Diverse Population of Students

    Standard 3: Understand and Facilitate the Implementation of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

    Standard 4: Promote Learning For All Students

    Standard 5: Actively Reflect on Their Practice

    Students are assigned to school counselors by their last name, please see the information in the right-hand column to find your child's counselor.

  • How a student may make an appointment with a counselor:   

    • Students may drop in any time before school, after school, during their lunch or in an emergency situation.  
    • If the situation is not an emergency or the counselor is unavailable, students should write information on their school counselor's Request Form. . The school counselor will respond to student as soon as possible.  
    • Parents may call the Counseling Office to request an appointment at 336-454-7405.


    • Grade specific newsletters are provided periodically.
    • These include information relating to scholarships, careers, test dates, special programs, and other information of interest to students and are published as the information becomes available to the counselors.
    • The Senior Scholarship Newsletter is published at least monthly.


    • Please go to the Ragsdale School website
    • Click on the Student Services title for copies of newsletters and a wealth of other helpful information.

    Review of student records:

    • The Counseling Department adheres to all of the regulations concerning student records as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Parents may review records by appointment.
  • Student Services Staff

    Dr. Karen Meadows

    School Counselor, Last Names (A-C)


    Mrs. Leslie Deaton

    School Counselor, Last Names D - H


    Ms. Rebecca Wiles

    School Counselor, Last Names I - M


    Dr. Lonnie Smith

    School Counselor, Last Names N - S


    Mrs. Gina Reid

    School Counselor, Last Names T - Z


    Mrs. Amy Whitley

    Career Development Coach


    Mrs. Di Hicks

    Graduation Coach


    Mr. Cliff Jackson

    School Social Worker


    Mrs. Melissa Quick

    Counseling Secretary