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Mrs. Emily T. Smith, MS, EdS, LCMHC-S

Dear Students, Staff, and Stakeholders,

I am so excited to be Scotland Early College High School's Counselor.  This is my first year at SEarCH.  Prior to this, I was a bereavement counselor for FirstHealth Hospice of Pinehurst, a School Based Mental Health Counselor for Carver Middle and Laurel Hill Elementary, and a rotating crisis and risk assessment counselor for multiple schools in Scotland County.  I have been a School Counselor since 2007 and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor since 2000.  I love working with students of all ages and backgrounds.

I was born and raised in Scotland County and graduated from Scotland High School.  I went on to undergrad and graduate school to complete my Masters in Counseling at UNC-G.  I also have a Masters in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University.

In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, exercising, cooking, baking, and cleaning.  My husband, Mr. Smith, and I have three children.  Our oldest recently graduated from Scotland High School and is a freshman at East Carolina University.  Our middle child attends Carver Middle, and our youngest is at CTCA.

I am a firm believer that every student is unique and has unique needs.  At the same time, there are some needs we all share.  Food, water, shelter, sleep, clothing, safety, love, acceptance, and respect are all required for success in school and life.  My wish is that I can help, along with my amazing co-workers, to ensure that these needs are met for all students.

Respectfully,

Emily T. Smith