School Counseling Director
Mrs. Johnson has been a Certified School Counselor with Volusia County Schools for 28 years. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Florida A & M University in Journalism and a Master's degree in School Counseling from the University of Central Florida. She received National Board Certification in 2006. She enjoys reading, physical fitness, spending time with family and friends, and scrapbooking. She is a member of the Volusia School Counselor Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is happily married to her husband, Earl, and the proud mother of two wonderful adult children, a precious daughter-in-law, and a 12-pound yorkie poo. She is also a loving "Mema" to her adorable grandson, Elias.
Seniors - Class of 2022
Mrs. Heath has been a Certified School Counselor with Volusia County Schools since 2006. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Warner University and her Master's Degree in School Counseling from Barry University. She is a Cuda through and through and enjoys helping her students grow into young adults. She was selected by her peers as Teacher of the Year 2022-2023 at NSB High School. She loves football and is happiest on Friday nights, wearing black and red, and cheering for the Cudas. She is married with two children, both graduates from FSU. #GONOLES
Juniors - Class of 2023
Mrs. Hepburn has been an educator for Volusia County Schools since 2003. She has served as an Elementary Education teacher and in 2009 began her role as a Certified School Counselor with Volusia County Schools. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida and her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Webster University. She is a proud wife and mother to three wonderful children. She enjoys attending football games and spending time with her family. She is exicted to return to New Smyrna Beach High School. #nobodyhasitbetterthanus
Sophomores - Class of 2024
Mrs. Burns is a native Floridian that has lived in Volusia County since she was 2 years old. She is a proud mom of a daughter and step-daughter AND her yellow lab, Nani. She is very family oriented and loves spending time with her husband and family. Her extracurricular activities include surfing, working in her yard, and reading. Her background includes teaching, psychotherapy, and school counseling.
Freshmen - Class of 2025
As a former Cuda herself, Mrs. Barringer has been a Certified School Counselor with Volusia County Schools for 5 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stetson University. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
School Counselor - College & Career Readiness
Dr. Carter is a lifelong learner. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education, Master’s degree in School Counseling (with a Graduate Certificate in College and Career Counseling), and Doctorate in Educational Leadership all from the University of Central Florida. She has worked as a teacher in Palm Beach County and with Florida Virtual School, then as a Certified School Counselor in Seminole County before moving to Volusia. Her passion is helping students plan for their futures, and she is a Certified Career Advisor. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, volunteering, and spending time with her family.