Phone: 919-499-4912 EXT. 231


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Tenise Tillman, School Counselor


Your school counselor is here to help! School counselors meet with students when…

Parents make a request. Students make a request, teachers/staff members make a request, a student is visibly upset, angry etc.

Calming Corner:







  • School counselors are here for parents! We will work with parents/ guardians to:

    • Provide support when seeking help
    • Provide information regarding available community resources
    • Share information about their child within the boundaries of the counselor’s professional ethics
    • Review student academic performance

    School counselors are here for students! We will meet with students to:

    Create a plan for academic success, problem solving, Help with friends, Identify strengths/explore interests, Help with Transitions , Work on behavior concerns, Learn to cope with Emotions, Cope with changes in the family and Deal with Loss.  

    School counselors visit classrooms to teach guidance lessons on…

    • Study habits and test-taking strategies
    • Bullying Prevention
    • Goal setting
    • Character traits (PBIS Lessons)
    • Career development and healthy decision-making
    • Handling stress and other emotions
    • Dealing with peer pressure, friendship and teamwork

    School counselors offer small counseling groups.

    4 to 8 students meet in a group to talk, share feelings and learn coping strategies when they are dealing with a similar concern such as divorced parents, loss of a loved one or social/emotional concerns. **Students will only participate in groups if written parent/guardian permission is received.**


     A student and family’s privacy is very important.  All information shared with a school counselor will remain confidential.


    (1) a student shares a plan to harm him or herself or someone else

    (2) there is suspicion a student may be a victim of abuse or neglect

     In these situations, we are required by law to report this information to parents and/or to appropriate agencies.

    Counselors may share information with teachers/staff on a need to know basis with student or parent permission.