Meet the Staff


Amy Wright
Director of School Counseling

9th - 12th: M - Me

Mrs. Wright grew up in Webster, New York. She attended Monroe Community College, SUNY Fredonia, Eastman School of Music, and SUNY Brockport where she earned an A.A.S. in Liberal Arts, a B.M. in Music Education, and an M.S.Ed. in Counselor Education. Growing, Mrs. Wright hoped to be a lawyer, singer, and actress.

Emily Henry

9th - 12th: Co - Ha


Mrs. Henry was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia. After graduating from W.T. Woodson High School she attended James Madison University where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and an M.Ed. in School Counseling. Mrs. Henry moved to Charlottesville from Harrisonburg in 2015. Growing up, Mrs. Henry hoped to have a career as a florist.


Olivia LeMay

9th & 10th: He-L; Wo - Z
11th &12th: He - L


Ms. LeMay grew up as an Army brat and moved around frequently. This is currently her third time living in the Charlottesville area! She attended the University of Wilmington and earned a B.A. in Psychology and continued her education at the University of Virginia where she obtained her M.Ed. in Counselor Education. Ms. LeMay dreamed of becoming an author as a child.

Shelby Poole

9th & 10th: Sh - Wi
11th & 12th: Sh-Z

Mrs. Poole was born in Bermuda and her family moved frequently as her father was in the Navy. She grew up in San Diego, Atsugi Japan, and Fairfax, Virginia. Mrs. Poole attended Coronado High School in California, as well as W.T. Woodson High School in Virginia. After receiving her high school diploma she attended the University of Virginia where she earned a B.A and Sciences and an M.Ed. in School Counseling. Mrs. Poole wanted to be a cowgirl and then a McDonald's manager ( for endless fries), and then a zoologist as a kid.


Miki Salzberg
9th & 10th: M - Se
11th & 12th: Mi - Mu; P - Se

Ms. Salzberg grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. She attended the University of South Carolina and then transferred to The College of William and Mary where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. She continued her learning at UVA, earning her M.Ed. in School Counseling. Growing up, Ms. Salzberg was convinced she wanted to join the circus.  Though her life led her on a different path, she can still ride a unicycle and juggle.

Erin Rittenhouse

9th-11th: A - Cl; N, O

11th & 12th: A - Cl

Mrs. Rittenhouse grew up in Crozet, Virginia and attended Free Union County School, Henley Middle School and Western Albemarle High School. She continued her education at Mary Washington College where she earned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in English. Upon deciding to be a School Counselor she earned her M.Ed. at the University of Virginia. Growing up, Mrs. Rittenhouse wanted to be an author.

Caroline Bertrand

Caroline Bertrand
Career Specialist

Career Connections Center:  Link

Caroline Bertrand grew up in Thailand, Afghanistan, Algeria and France.  She came to the US to volunteer at Innisfree Village near WAHS for a gap year after college.  The opportunity was made available because of volunteer work she did in high school.  You never know what can change the course of your life....



Picture of Zoe Padron

Zoë Padrón
Talent Development Specialist

Her website:  Link

Zoë Padrón has been teaching for over 25 years and has taught grades K-12.  Originally from Boston, MA, she has a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Medieval Studies from the University of Chicago and an MAT from Boston University.  She and her husband have lived in Charlottesville for 23 years and her daughter is a senior in college at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.  Outside of school, they travel as much as possible, enjoy time downtown, visiting museums, and spending time with family and their rescue Yorkie, Kiki.


Alanah Horning
School Social Worker



My name is Alanah Horning and I am the Mental Health Professional Social Worker here at WAHS. I gained my Bachelor of Social Work degree at James Madison University (go Dukes!) and then went on to become a foster care worker before transitioning into the school system as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor. I went back to get my Master of Social Work Degree at the small University of Edinboro before arriving at WAHS to provide mental health support services. This is my second year here and I am more than excited to start working with students and families again.


Steve Kohrherr
Counseling Office Assistant


Claudia Bendick
Database Administrator and Registrar