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15340 Smith Road
Charlotte, NC 28273
Courier #: 590
P: 980-344-1000  |  F: 980-343-1836 
Principal: Nizy John
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades: K-5
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Counselors' Corner

As your school counselors, we work with students, staff, families, and the community to create a positive learning environment for all students reflective of our River Gate Gator Ready values of – safety, respect, and responsibility.

The school counseling program provides:

Whole class guidance lessons focusing on respect, friendship, safety, and career awareness.

Individual and group work in order to meet social, emotional, academic, and behavioral goals.

Consultation for educational and mental health resources.

Ms. Huntley's Virtual Counseling Office

 Mrs. Piermattei's Virtual Counseling Office

Virtual Calming Library


Jean Piermattei
I am the school counselor for grades K-2.  I've worked supporting children and families for over 25 years, including elementary counseling, disability services, and as an early intervention specialist. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech and a Master's in Education degree from George Mason University. I am the mother of two children and spend my time away from work supporting their musical and athletic interests.

Sharymar Huntley
I am the school counselor for grades 3-5. I have worked as a Professional School Counselor for nine years. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from The University of South Carolina and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling degree from Webster University. I have a  son who is currently a Fourth Grade student here at River Gate. I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends!   

Please feel free to contact us at 980-344-1000.
Thank you!

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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