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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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    Sheila Bryan

    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. 

  • Steve Young

    8th Grade School Counselor

    School Counselor Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21212
    Bio: "This is Steve Young's 28th 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."

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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* 


    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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    Tina Moore

    School Social Worker

    Please see my webpage for COVID-19 Resources and please reach out at any time for support.

    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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    Susan Norris

    7th Grade School Counselor

    School Counselor Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext.21208
    Bio: This will be Ms. Norris' fourth 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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    Jordan Sanders Griffith

    School Counseling Intern, 7th Grade

    School Counselor Website
    Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext. 21208
    Bio: Jordan is a UNC graduate student in the M.Ed. School Counseling program. Jordan loves to travel and has lived in 6 different countries all over the world. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful 4-year-old daughter, visiting museums, and eating spicy food.

  • Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!