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!
Click for the recordings and slideshows from:
CHCCS Rising 6th Grade Parent Night
SMS Rising 6th Grade Parent Night
Click for Open House recordings and slideshows!
Meet the Team
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 15 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*
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 (Go SPARTANS) and NCA&T (AGGIE PRIDE)! This is her 23rd year working in the NC school system. Ms. Bryan spent seven years as an Educational Interpreter for Deaf/HH students and finished out her years in Guildford County as a Middle School Counselor. This is her 7th year at Smith! Ms. Bryan is looking forward to being the 6th grade Counselor this school year which is all about transitions and new beginnings! Ms. Bryan is a proud mother and grandmother that loves spending time with family. She loves to travel and can talk all day about the happiest place on earth…DISNEY WORLD!!!!
2022/23 7th Grade School Counselor
School Counselor Website
Phone: (919) 918-2145, ext.21208
Bio: I am so excited to join Smith Middle School. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. I moved to North Carolina from NY in 2001 after receiving my MS. In School Counseling.I love long walks with my Black Lab. I love working with students of all ages and helping to support everyone with self-care. My favorite activities are going to the mountains, going to the beach, relaxing at a book store and watching movies.I hope the students at Smith middle school will feel welcome to come and talk to me about any social emotional or academic needs.
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.
Leigh Ann Dasher
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.
School Social Worker
School Social Worker Website
Phone: 919.918.2145 ext. 21205
Bio: Hello! I have been at Smith Middle School since its opening in 2001. Before CHCCS, I worked in the public health field. Please see my website for additional resources and contact me at any time for support.
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.
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.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!