Turner Ashby High School

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Student Services

Counseling Department

The Counseling Department at TAHS is here to help students, parents, and families in any of the following ways:
  • Personal Counseling and Development
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Counseling

We are a team. We are all counselors for all TAHS students. We understand that students may prefer a counselor other than the one to whom they are assigned. We work together to make sure student needs are met!


Our mission is to ensure that our students, staff, and community are lifelong readers and effective users of information resources. We believe that the school library should be a pleasant place in which to read, study, work on computers, and/or complete research. Our goal is to help students become socially responsible, information literate, lifelong learners.

Instructional Assistants

Instructional Assistants in Special Education provides assistance to the classroom teacher in the management, instruction, and personal care of students They performs related tasks as required and directed All work is performed under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher; however, the assistant may independently carry out particular aspects of the instructional program which include activities outside of the normal school facility.

School Nurse

Our school nurse is Ms. Brandi Felton Zimmerman. In addition to providing nursing care for students and staff, she is a resource person to school personnel, students, and their families.

From the School Nurse: Practice Healthy Habits to Avoid Illness.

  1. Hand Washing: Wash your hands many times during the day, taking 15-20 seconds with soap and water covering all surfaces.
  2. Contact: Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes. Viruses can enter your body this way. Do not share food, drink, make-up or personal items.
  3. Sleep: Most teens need 8 1/2 – 9 hours of sleep each night. Proper sleep habits help with test scores, athletic performances, and even mood, as well as, helping to ward off infections.
  4. Nutrition: Take time to eat three meals a day, as well as, healthy snacks in moderation. Eating healthy gives your immune system a boost to prevent illness.
  5. Exercise: Exercise can increase your energy levels and improve your mood. Exercise even decreases a person’s risk of developing some diseases. Get some exercise every day.
  6. Immunization: Consider a flu shot this year!


School Resource Officer

Deputy Irvine is our School Resource Officer. The School Resource Officer Program uses a multifaceted approach to policing in the school community involving prevention, intervention, and enforcement – the same services which citizens demand of law enforcement in other locations in the community. The key roles and responsibilities of the SRO are as follows:

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Law-related educator
  • Community Liaison
  • Role Model

The SRO Program is community policing at its best!

Virginia School Resource Officer Program
Virginia School Resource Officer's Guide (.pdf)

TAHS Sports Medicine - Athletic Trainer

Testing Coordinator

Mrs. Mendy Bowman is the Testing Coordinator for Turner Ashby High School. She is responsible for organizing, scheduling, and administering SOL tests.