9th Counselor

Mr. Matt Harkey

Phone: (919) 918-2200 ext. 25029

Email:

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Mr. Matt Harkey

Matt Harkey joined Carrboro HS as a school counselor for the 2018-19 school year after nearly ten years in that role at Northern HS in neighboring Durham. Matt grew up in Gastonia, NC before matriculating at UNC-Chapel Hill. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He also completed his School Counseling graduate program at Carolina, pursuing his passion for working with young people during this uniquely formative period of their lives. He lives in the area with his fiancée and loves sports, the outdoors, and reading. Matt has loved joining the Carrboro team and looks forward to continuing to accomplish great things in partnership with the students, families, and staff of this community.

10th - 12th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Mr. Kareen Taylor

Phone: (919)918-2200 x25052

Email:

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Mr. Kareen Taylor

Kareen Taylor made the transition to Carrboro HS as a school counselor during the Spring of the 2018-2019 school year after supporting students for the previous four years at Culbreth MS in Chapel Hill. Kareen earned his B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and M.A. in School Counseling from North Carolina Central University. Mr. Taylor strives to help students develop their social, emotional, and academic skills to help them optimize their potential as they become responsible citizens. In his free time, Mr. Taylor enjoys fishing, playing chess, and spending time with his family.

10-12th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Mr. Ken Lathan

Phone: (919) 918-2200 x25722

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Mr. Ken Lathan

Ken Lathan is entering his 4th year as counselor and Head Football Coach at Carrboro HS. He has over 14 years of experience in both counseling and coaching with stops in South Carolina, Georgia, and now North Carolina. Ken is a graduate of both the University of South Carolina-Columbia (Business Administration) and South Carolina State University (M.Ed Counseling). He has a passion for helping young people reach their fullest potential. He absolutely loves football, (Go Gamecocks and Bulldogs), and interacting with students. Coach Lathan is married to his beautiful wife, Bolu Abe-Lathan and has a beautiful daughter, Kendyl-Gray. Coach Lathan will have appointments scheduled throughout the school day, but due to coaching duties, he will see his last appointment at 4pm during the fall semester.

Mental Health Specialist

Dr. Ashley Freuler

Phone: (919)918-2200 x25035

Email:

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Dr. Ashley Freuler

Ashley Freuler brings a wealth of experience in working with students and families in various clinical and school settings as both a mental health and school counselor. Ashley earned her Doctorate from UNC Chapel Hill while working on various programs of research focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders. She earned a B.S. in Sociology from the University of Georgia, an M.S. in Counseling from Mercer University. Ashley is passionate about implementing and supporting social justice practices in schools and working collaboratively to optimally support student needs. She lives on a homestead in Pittsboro with her husband, three boys, and menagerie of animals.

Non-Counselor Contacts

    • Secretary/Registrar - Michele Brooks x25999
      • General assistance, records requests, withdrawals
    • Social Worker - April Crider x25041
      • Truancy/attendance concerns, students/families in special circumstances, socioemotional response and programming, community agency liaison, dropout prevention, crisis intervention
    • Career Development Coordinator - LaTonya Coley x25044
      • CTE and ASVAB testing, military recruitment liaison, career and college planning response and programming
    • Durham Tech Career and College Promise (CCP) Liaison - Abby McAlister
      • On campus once/week; opportunities for juniors and seniors to earn FREE, transferable college credit or career certifications while in high school; postsecondary options at DTCC
    • 504/Student Assistance Program (SAP) Coordinator - Linda Karcher x25034
      • 504 program and case management, support for students with known or suspected substance use challenges, crisis intervention
    • Special Populations Coordinator - Sarah Mack x25033
      • Coordination of academic services and career and college planning for disadvantaged and disabled students - e.g., students with a 504 Accommodations Plan or an IEP, LEP/ESL students
    • Nurse - [to be determined] x25040
      • Medical assessment and intervention services
    • Data Manager - Kelly Furr x25006
      • PowerSchool student information system management