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  • Meet the Team

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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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    Susan Norris

    2022/23 7th Grade School Counselor, Lead Counselor

    School Counselor Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext.21208
    Bio: This will be Ms. Norris' sixth year working as a counselor at Smith. She went to UNC for both undergraduate and graduate school, and she is a huge Tarheel fan. Go Heels! She loves working with students to help ensure they are successful and have a great middle school experience. Please reach out with any questions or concerns!

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    LaFreda Sawyer

    2022/23 8th Grade School Counselor

    School Counselor Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext.21212
    Bio: My name is LaFreda Sawyer and I have the honor to serve children as a School Counselor. I have 22 years of experience in education. My foundation in education consisted of me being a school administrative assistant, a CTE Business Education Teacher and now a School Counselor. I am a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC, there I obtained a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. I earned my Master of Education in School Counseling and Master of Arts in Business Management & Leadership from Liberty University. 

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    Sheila Bryan

    2022/23 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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    Leigh Ann Dasher
    School Nurse

    School Nurse Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21202

    Bio: Nurse Dasher is excited to be the new school nurse at Smith Middle this year! She has a BS in nursing from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is looking forward to working with students, family, and staff. When she is not at Smith, she is spending time with her three children, her husband, and her sweet, old dog. 


    T. Moore 

    Tina Moore
    School Social Worker

    School Social Worker Website

    Phone: 919.918.2145 ext. 21205


    Please see my website for additional resources and please reach out at any time for support.

    Bio: I have been at Smith Middle School
    since its opening in 2001. Before CHCCS,
    I worked in the public health field.


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    LeAnne Parr

    School Psychologist

    School Psychologist Website
    Phone: (919) 942-4753, ext. 30228


    Bio: LeAnne Parr is the school psychologist at Smith Middle and Estes Hills Elementary Schools.  This year is her seventh with CHCCS.  She completed her graduate studies in School Psychology at James Madison University in Virginia.  Her role involves supporting students with different learning needs in the Exceptional Children’s Program, and she is passionate about providing inclusive services.  She also facilitates social and emotional interventions for all students and speaks Spanish.  When not at work, she enjoys being silly and having adventures with her three children (10, 8, and 3) and husband. 


    Kim Lane

    Kim Lane

    Gifted Education Specialist

    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21216

    Bio: Kim Lane has been an educator for 19 years--13 of them here in Chapel Hill, teaching middle and high school ELA and journalism. She holds a bachelor's of English literature and master's of humanities from UNCG, and completed her academically/intellectually gifted (AIG) studies at Duke University. She is joyfully committed to ensuring that every student has access to advancement, and ways to discover their best, most creative, most curious selves.  

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