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School Counseling Director

AICE Students and Counseling Director
Extension: 38544

Ms. Johnson has been a Certified School Counselor with Volusia County Schools for 27 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, scrapbooking, and college football (Go Noles)! She is a member of the Volusia School Counselor Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is 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.

Class Counselors

Seniors - Class of 2021

Ms. Katherine Weeks
School Counselor
Extension: 38540

Mrs. Weeks earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College and her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. She was a school counselor at Northampton High School in Pennsylvania and more recently, the 8th grade counselor at River Springs Middle School in Orange City.  She is married and has two sons. Mrs. Weeks is a huge fan of volleyball, having both played and coached at the collegiate level. 

Juniors - Class of 2022

School Counselor
Extension: 38578

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 heling her students grow into young adults.  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 form FSU. #GONOLES

Sophomores - Class of 2023

Mrs. Wilma Salisbury
School Counselor
Extension: 38588

Mrs. Salisbury has been a part of the educational system in the State of Florida for many years.  She recently transferred from the Okaloosa County School Sytem in Northwest Florida to join the Volusia County School System here at New Smyrna Beach High.  She has served in numerous roles throughout her career to include teaching Mathematics, English, US History and Reading.  She has also held the positions of Assistant Principal, Principal, and Guidance Counselor.  She enjoys being an advocate for students in any position held.  Mrs. Salisbury received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of West Florida.  She also received an Ed S degree from Troy State University in Administration, Curriculum and Supervision.  She enjoys spending time with her four children (who are all graduates of Florida State University) and watching her five grandchildren grow.  Mrs. Salisbury and her husband are avid FSU fans!  Her hobbies include reading and walking on the beach.  She is proud to be a school counselor for the Cudas!

Freshmen - Class of 2024

Mrs. Erin Burns, MS, LMFT 

School Counselor

Extension 38537

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 2 yellow labradors.  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.

College and Career Readiness Counselor

Mrs. Samantha Hepburn

School Counselor

Extension 38647

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 to serve as the College and Career Readiness Counselor.  #nobodyhasitbetterthanus


Data Clerk

Extension 38603
Mrs. Rachael Ursini
Extension 38897


Extension 38536

Volunteer Mentor Coordinator

Denise Johns
Adult Volunteer
Extension 38542