Meet the Staff


Amy Wright
Director of School Counseling
9th - 11th: M - Me

12th: M


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-11th: CO-HA



Mrs. Henry (formerly Ms. Barnes) 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 - 11th: He-L

12th:  H-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-11th: Sh-Z

12th: S;U-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.


Caryn Brock
9th-11th: Mi-Se
12th: N-R;T


Ms. Brock grew up in Danbury, CT and headed to Virginia to attend James Madison University where she received a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish. From there she moved to Washington D.C. and attended George Washington University and studied Education and Human Development where she obtained an M.A. in School Counseling. As a child, Ms. Brock wished to be a veterinarian due to her love of animals as well as a performer on broadway.


Erin Rittenhouse
9th-11th: A-CL

12th: A-C


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

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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....


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Zoë Padrón
Talent Development Specialist
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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, the travel as much as possible, enjoy time downtown, visiting museums, and spending time with family and their rescue Yorkie, Kiki.

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Alexandra McGarry
Student Assistance Program Counselor

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Ms. McGarry grew up in Nelson County, VA. She attended Lynchburg College (VA) earning a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Elementary Education. Later, she attended Adams State University (Colorado) earning a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In Ms. McGarry's free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, listening to live music, and playing with her dog, iguana and bearded dragons.

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Andrew Schwab
Database Administrator/Registrar

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Denise Moore
Counseling Secretary

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