Counseling and Student Services
Hours: 7:00-3:00pmPhone: (919) 881-4800Scroll to view all student services staff information
Ms. Durenda Johnson Ward - Dean of Student Services
Serving Students: 12th grade Rb-Z
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24826
Mr. Michael Grabiec
Serving Students Last Names A-D and 11th grade Rb-Z
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24825
Ms. Molly Avery
Serving Students Last Name E-K and 9th grade Rb-Z
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24824
Ms. Jill Toborowsky
Serving Students Last Name L-Ra and 10th grade Rb-Z
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24827
Ms. Rashunda Jennings - Student Assistance Program Counselor
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24829
Ms. Jasmine Traughber - School Psychologist
Ms. Jennifer Brooks - Nurse
Mr. Brian Shaffer - Intervention Coordinator
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24813
Ms. Traci Claiborne - Career Development Coordinator
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24831
Ms. Mary Ann Norwood - College Financial Aid Advisor
Ms. Ashley Jackson - Registrar
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24804
Ms. Liduvina Batista -Data Manager
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24801
Ms. Tiffany Jarvis - Receptionist
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24822
Ms. Le'Tisha Bailey - Attendance
Phone: (919)881-4800 EXT. 24805
Student Services Mission and Vision
Sanderson Student Services will encourage, educate and empower students to become engaged lifelong learners in a 21st century global world.
Sanderson High School Student Services will support student success through the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program. Through collaboration, instruction and educational opportunities, students will maximize their potential for future success while becoming respectful and responsible citizens who think critically about the world around them.
Student Services Action
The Sanderson High School Student Services Department will:
- Advocate for every student
- Work with stakeholders to address the personal and academic needs of the student
- Align our mission and vision to meet the goals outlined in the SHS school improvement plan
- Evolve our program to the changing needs of the student
- Actively monitor the academic progress of each student
- Use data-driven decisions to plan and implement comprehensive programs
Student Services Beliefs
- All students can learn, and we will work together as partners to remove barriers to achieve success
- Decisions are data-driven using multiple forms of assessment
- The commitment to continuous school improvement by the Sanderson community is essential to success
- Learning needs to be active and engaging for students
- Students should have equal access to support and learning regardless of social, ethnic, cultural, racial and academic backgrounds
All students have the opportunity to work with a professional School Counselor
School Counselor Appointment Procedures for StudentsThe counselors enjoy working with students on a one-on-one basis. We encourage students to meet their counselor early on in their high school career and build a relationship with them.
If you would like to speak with your counselor, you will need to sign up for an appointment using the Student Appointment Scheduler. Students should not come to student services during classtime unless they have an appointment or it is an emergency.The counselor will e-mail you a response and/or send a hall pass for you to come to Student Services during the day to meet.
School Counselor Appointment Procedures for ParentsIf you wish to speak with your child’s counselor, you may email them or call them at 919-881-4800. If you would like to meet with your child’s counselor in person, we ask that you call or email them and set up a scheduled time to meet ahead of time.
Although the counselors do their best to be accessible, if you come to the Student Services office without an appointment, there is no guarantee that the counselor will be able to speak with you. Often the counselors have other appointments, are working with students, or may be out of their office due to classroom guidance, testing, or meetings off campus.
If your child is in crisis and you need urgent assistance, the counselors will make every effort to speak with you or we will arrange for another counselor who is available to assist you and your student.