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  • Smith Middle School Student Services

    As a student services department, it is our goal to work in collaboration with one another to help ensure success for every Smith Middle School student.  We strive to provide students, families, and staff with various supports and resources, and we look forward to working with you this year!

  • Meet the Team

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    Susan Pizzolato

    6th Grade School Counselor

    2019-20 7th Grade School Counselor

    School Counselor Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext.21208
    Bio: This will be Ms. Pizzolato's third year working as a counselor at Smith, after completing her counseling internship at Smith. She went to UNC for both undergraduate and graduate school, and she is a huge Tarheel fan. She loves working with students to help ensure they are successful and have a great middle school experience.

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    Sheila Bryan

    7th Grade School Counselor

    2019-20 6th Grade School Counselor

    School Counselor Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21210
    Bio: Ms. Bryan is a proud graduate of UNC-G and NCA&T! This is her 19th year working in the NC school system.  She initially started out as an Educational Interpreter for Deaf/HH students in Guilford County, and then as a Counselor.  This is her 4th year at Smith.  She’s a proud mother and grandmother and takes her job seriously.  Treating your child the way she wanted her children to be treated has always been her focus when helping students achieve their academic goals and assisting them in their career and social/emotional development. 

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    Jo Massey

    Student Services Secretary

    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21201
    Bio: Jo Massey has been the student services secretary (a.k.a. school mom) at Smith for about 10 years. When she's not answering the phone, filing, gluing people's shoes back together, or sewing up ripped clothes, she enjoys solving issues (or directing you to someone who can), especially if it involves one of the languages she speaks. *Se habla español* 

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    Tina Moore

    School Social Worker

    School Social Worker Webiste
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21205
    Bio: Tina Moore has been the school social worker at Smith Middle since the school opened in 2001 and has loved every single year. Ms. Moore’s role is to reduce and remove social, emotional, and academic barriers to school success and to support students, families, and teachers / staff.  Ms. Moore started her career in public health before making the move to the school system.


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    Selena Pruitt

    School Counseling Intern, 6th Grade

    School Counselor Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21208
    Bio: Selena Pruitt grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Minnesota to attend Macalester College, where she graduated with a BA in American Studies in 2016. After graduating, she moved to Washington DC to serve as an AmeriCorps member with City Year DC for two years. Now she is currently getting her Master's in School Counseling at UNC-Chapel Hill and is very excited to spend the year interning at Smith!  

  • Steve Young

    8th Grade School Counselor

    School Counselor Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21212
    Bio: "This is Steve Young's 27th year of counseling.  His first eleven were at Northern Durham High School and he came to Smith in 2002.  Steve Young was born in Winston Salem but grew up in Massachusetts.  He studied psychology at Dartmouth College and moved to Chapel Hill after graduation.  He received his M. Ed. from UNC in 1991.   When he is not at school he loves to spend time with his wife and dog. Mr. Young is excited about getting to work with another group of 8th graders at Smith and to help work to make their last year at Smith a special and successful one."

  • LeAnne Parr

    School Psychologist 

    School Psychologist Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21214
    Bio: LeAnne Parr is the school psychologist for Smith Middle School and Seawell Elementary School.  This year is her fifth year with CHCCS.  She completed her graduate studies at James Madison University in Virginia.  Prior to moving to Chapel Hill, she worked in Richmond, VA and Boston, MA.  Her role involves supporting students with special needs, and she believes passionately in inclusive services.  She is the co-facilitator of the Peer Buddies program and speaks Spanish.  When not at work, she enjoys being silly and having adventures with her three children (8, 6, and 1).



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