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School Counseling

The Union Academy counseling and guidance program plays a key role in promoting students’ emotional, social, moral and academic development.  School Counselors strive to respond to the “needs of the individual child” by providing the following services:

Individual Student Support: Counselors provide individual counseling services to students who demonstrate concerns with: relationships, academics, stress, family issues etc. on an individual/ as needed basis.

Counseling Groups: Counseling intervention may be provided in small groups for students who have similar concerns such as: divorce, school adjustment, friendships, grief, anger, motivation, study skills, etc.

Consultation: Consultation is available to teachers and parents when student issues arise. School Counselors can assist with behavior plans, classroom strategies, accommodations, outside counseling referrals, etc.

Career Development: UA school counselor’s work to: provide opportunities for students to explore and evaluate potential job paths; provide opportunities for students to evaluate and determine their own talents, strengths, and weaknesses.

Advisory: At the middle and high school level, counselors develop character education and guidance curriculum to be implemented during montly advisory groups in which every upper school student participates.

Section 504 Accommodation Plans: School counselors are in charge of all student Section 504 Plans for students requiring accommodations.

School Counseling Contacts:
(click on name for email)

Assistant PowerSchool Coordinator Stacey Wease  704-238-8883 Ext 1160 
Elementary School Counselor Kim Beare  704-238-8883 Ext 1162
Intermediate School Counselor Kelly Brun  704-238-8883 Ext 1163
Middle School Counselor Vashti Smith  704-238-8883 Ext 1164
School Counselor:
Student Last Name A-L
Holly Hammonds  704-238-8883 Ext 1167
School Counselor:
Student Last Name M-Z
Deanna Devine  704-238-8883 Ext 1165

Emergency Contact List

Call 911 (medical or life threatening emergency) 


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

1-800-273-TALK (8255) or chat at SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

Daymark Recovery Services- Mobile Crisis Team


Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions Access Center