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Sarah Exum, School Counselor

Sarah Exum, School Counselor
486 Elementary School Rd.
Columbia, NC 27925
Main Office: 252-796-3881 
Fax: 252-796-0544
[email protected]



Sarah Fox- School Counselor

Sarah Fox- School Counselor
920 Main Street
Columbia, NC 27925
Main Office: 252-796-0369
Fax: 252-796-3639
[email protected]


Jennifer Westcott, School Counselor 

Jennifer Westcott, School Counselor
P.O. Box 419 (902 Main St.)
Columbia, NC 27925
Main Office: 252-796-8161
Fax: 252-796-1197
[email protected]


As a high school counselor, I work with students individually, in small groups and in classes to guide them towards personal success. I enjoy helping students resolve their academic, personal and social concerns. Also, I assist students with planning their high school course selections and exploring college, military and career options beyond high school. I meet with students and their parents who are seeking information about preparing for these options. I have additional responsibilities, which include: SAT test coordination, membership on various district and local committees and 504 case management for the high school. I am also one of the advisers for the Teen Rotary and SAVE Promise Clubs. Parents who would like to discuss concerns about their child’s academic or personal success may call or email me or come by my office at the school to speak with me.


School Counseling Services:

School Counselors are master’s level trained and certified school personnel who develop (in consultation with school administrators and staff) and deliver a school counseling program.  This program:

Helps students develop competencies in the academic, career, and personal/social domains

Delivers services through the following components:

  • School Guidance Curriculum based on the North Carolina Comprehensive School Counseling Standard Course of Study
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Group Activities
  • Parent Workshops
  • Responsive Services
  • Individual and small-group counseling
  • Consultation
  • Crisis Counseling/Response
  • Referrals
  • Peer Facilitation
  • Individual Student Planning
  • Appraisal
  • Advertisement
  • System Support
  • Professional Development
  • Consultation and Training
  • Program Management and Operation

Ask the School Counselors about the various student support areas offered in Tyrrell County Schools.

For additional information, contact your School Counselor or TCS Director of Student Services, Cynthia Debreaux at (252)796-1121 or [email protected]