• Welcome to the School Counseling Department at East Chapel Hill High School

    Secondary school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a comprehensive school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period. The program provides education, prevention and intervention activities, which are integrated into all aspects of students’ lives. The program teaches knowledge, attitudes and skills students need to acquire in academic, career and social/ emotional development, which serve as the foundation for future success.

     Counseling Secretary: Tracy Hawkins thawkins@chccs.k12.nc.us  (919) 969-2482 x.27133

    Here is the website for information on how to register your child for classes in CHCCS. 

    Looking to request Transcrips?  Click here.

Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27015


Degrees and Certifications:

* M.Ed. in School Counseling, UNC-Chapel Hill * B.S. in Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill

Ms. Elizabeth (Mary) Holland, A-Da

Ms. Holland began working at East in February of 2021. Before joining us at East, she was an interim counselor after interning at Chapel Hill High School. Ms. Holland is from Durham and enjoys cooking, music, movies, and her pit bull mix named Cupid. 


At East, Ms. Holland is involved with: 

* Scholarships
* Governor's School
* Junior Class Visits
* SECU Scholarship 

Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27012


Degrees and Certifications:

* NBPTS Certified * M.A. in Counseling Education, Campbell University * B.A. in Psychology and Religion, Meredith College

Ms. Kelly Germino, De-Ji

Ms. Germinio has been with the ECHHS Wildcat Family for 15 years and truly believes she has the best job in the world.  She is awed by the talent, compassion, and hard work of our faculty and students at East.  

Ms. Germino was born in Nuremberg, Germany and raised in Elizabeth City, North Carolina quaintly dubbed the “River City”. Growing up in a family of educators, she knew at a young age she shared a similar passion for the field.  For her B.A., she attend Meredith College in Raleigh.  At Campbell University in Buies Creek , she received a Masters’ Degree in Counseling Education with both Community/Agency and School endorsements.  One of her proudest professional moments was achieving the National Boards in 2004.

She the proud parent of Abby who graduated from East in 2018. Together, they enjoy family vacations on the coast of North Carolina, going to any and all Duke University sporting events, and spending time with extended family and friends.


Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27010


Degrees and Certifications:

* M.S. in Counseling with bilingual extension, Mercy College, NY * B.S. in Psychology, SUNY - Purchase College * Special Education certification, Lehman College, CUNY

Mrs. Mariel Martinez, Jo-Mo

Mrs. Martinez joined East in 2021. Her family recently moved to Carrboro  from New York City, where she worked as a counselor for 6 years and a preschool Special Education teacher for 4 years. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx, NY. She has four children, two girls and two boys, ranging from ages 2 to 10 years old. 

At East, Mrs. Martinez is involved with: 


* Scholarships

* Junior Focus 

Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27014


Degrees and Certifications:

* M. Ed. in School Counseling, Kent State University * B.A. in Psychology, Mount Union College, Ohio

Mrs. Tennille Jones-Lewis, Ms-Si

Before coming to East in Feb. of 2020, Ms. Jones-Lewis was the school counselor at Alliance High School in Ohio for 20 years. She and her husband and have been married for 21 years and  have three children and a double doodle named Rumley. They love to travel, bike ride and watch family movies on Friday nights. 
Along with counseling, Mr. Jones-Lewis is also responsible for: 
* Freshman Focus
* Governor's School
* NC Park Scholarship
* National Merit

Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27013


Degrees and Certifications:

* M.A. in Counseling, NCCU * M.A. in English, The University of Delaware * B.A., Winston Salem State University

Mrs. Jessica Harris, Sk-Z & AVID

Mrs. Harris has been in education for 27 years. Along with counseling, she also does the following:

* AVID Counselor

* Graduation Coordinator

* Freshman / New Student Orientation

* Senior Class Visit Coordinator

* Wildcat Assistant and Wildcat Ambassador Coordinator

* Peer Tutoring

* Club Advisor for: NAS (National Achiever Society) & FAME (Future Advancement for Minority Education. 

* DAR Scholarship

* HOBY Leadership Coordinator

She enjoys traveling, reading, movies, jogging, spending time with family, and trying new things. The most daring thing she has ever done is skydiving!   

Phone: (919) 969-2482 ext. 27133


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Tracy Hawkins

Counseling Secretary & Registrar

Mrs. Hawkins began working at East in October of 2018. She has served in the CHCCS  district for 21 years. She is married and has 2 children who both attend schools in the CHCCS district. She enjoys going to the beach and spending quality time with her family and close friends.