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School Counseling Department



School Counseling Director

Mrs. Raquel E. Heath, M.S.

Class of 2023 and Counseling Director
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 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. #GONOLESC

Class Counselors


Juniors - 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 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.


Sophomores - Class of 2025

Mrs. Ashley Barringer
School Counselor
Extension: 38540

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

Freshman - Class of 2026

Mrs. Marla Griffin

Extension 38588

B.S. Consumer Science
M.Ed. Counseling and Human Development

After five years as a college recruiter for my alma mater, I returned to NSB and
I have served as a counselor to the students of Volusia county since 1990. I began as a Financial Aid counselor for the University of Central Florida, DB.  From UCF, I worked at NSB Middle, DeLand High, and Chisholm Elementary ( with part time work at Coronado and NSB High).
I grew up in Volusia county and spent my college years in South Carolina where I met my husband, Frank Griffin.  In my free time, you'll find me reading on the beach, watching a soccer match, spending time with friends or traveling with Frank. 
I am very excited to have the opportunity to assist students in their college/career/technical or military exploration!



Data Clerk

Mrs. Cynthia Lewis

Extension 38603



Mrs. Rachael Ursini

Extension 38897



Mrs. Kathleen Pennell

Extension 38536

Volunteer Mentor Coordinator

Denise Johns

Adult Volunteer
Extension 38542