Student Services

Erwin Student Services

Elizabeth Wicker, School Counselor
students with last names A-E

Hannah Heal, School Counselor
students with last names F-L

Nicole Killeen, School Counselor
students with last names beginning with M-Re

Sarah Peterson, School Counselor
students with last names beginning Rf-Z

Shelly Roeder, Social Worker

Katie Driscoll, School Nurse

Vanessa Howe, Administrative Assistant

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911, Mobile Crisis at 888-573-1006, Suicide Hotline at 1(800) 273-8255 or text the suicide hotline at 741741 

Be sure to sign up for our REMIND TEXTS
We will send out texts for important information via Remind

Text the following to 81010:
Freshmen: @erwin2024
Sophomores @erwin2023A
Juniors: @erwin2022A
Seniors: @erwin2021A

Erwin Counselors

Monthly Newsletter

Click the above link to read our Student Services Monthly Newsletter


The mission of our department is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that helps all students reach their goals. We are all masters-level trained counselors. We keep our licensure and credentials updated to stay on top of the ever-changing needs of our students. We work in conjunction with school staff, families, and community agencies to help students with personal, social, and academic needs.

We provide information and counseling in matters of career choice, educational alternatives and the enhancement of personal and interpersonal skills.  There are many reasons for students to seek out a counselor at school. The times that we live in can be difficult and stressful. Many personal and school-related problems have a direct impact on a child’s ability to learn. School counselors and support staff provide a safe, confidential environment for all students to discuss these issues. 

Scholarships/Financial Aid Information  

All seniors desiring a scholarship or financial aid are urged to make their needs known to the counselor. Students are encouraged to refer to the Scholarship News Bulletin and to listen to announcements regularly for Scholarship updates. The United States Department of Education encourages you to file the FAFSA online @ A Financial Aid Workshop is held for students and parents each year.

Career Choice and Post-Secondary Planning  

Each student will develop a four-year plan, declare a course of study, and choose a career pathway.  A vocational aptitude battery is available to all juniors.  Juniors and seniors are eligible for career exploration experiences, such as job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeships.  

College Visits  
College Visit forms need to be filled out 48 hours prior to visiting. Click HERE for the College Visit form or pick one up in the Student Services Office. Students are permitted college visits during the duration of high school.  Provided prior approval is received and proper documentation is provided by the college to verify the visit, that day is not counted against the student for attendance purposes.  


All potential dropouts are counseled and every effort is made to encourage them to continue their education.  Using the withdrawal form provided by the student services office, each student who leaves school must clear with each of his/her teachers, the library, the cafeteria, and administration.  Students should inform the student services office so that withdrawal papers can be initiated.

Permanent School Records  
All permanent school records are kept in the counseling office.  Information pertaining to test results, grades, attendance, and immunizations is recorded regularly.  Providing the principal or counselor attends, students and/or their parents may inspect the student's records

Students or parents may make a formal request for a transcript to be sent to another school, college, prospective employer or the military.  Each student can have one free transcript sent to a college. Each additional transcript is $3.00.  Former students who request copies shall be charged $7.00 per transcript.
Graduates can request their transcripts through

Health Needs
Upon request from a parent, teacher or student, the counselor will make a referral to one of the many available community service agencies.  All referrals are kept confidential.

 In compliance with Federal Law, Buncombe County Schools administers all education programs including its Career and Technical Education Programs, employment, activities, and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability. 

Nondiscrimination Policy