May Mitchell

School Counselor

Personal Philosophy

I believe that each child is unique, possessing intrinsic personal worth and dignity, deserving of unconditional positive regard and respect.


I believe that each child deserves equal education in which they are appreciated and accepted.


I see my role as a counselor, collaborator, advocate, coordinator and agent of change, promoting each child's educational, academic, and career growth.

Professional Summary

I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Education and I am a National Certified Counselor. I work as the counselor at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School. While working for the Chapel Hill Carrboro School System I have had the opportunity to serve on the district equity team, become the co-chair for the school RTI team, Equity co-chair of the school Equity team, PBIS member, and serve on the crisis team. I have collaborated with staff to deliver counseling services school wide. I have over seven years of counseling experience including: cognitive behavior therapy, play therapy, and crisis counseling. I co-wrote a grant on primary prevention of sexual violence that was funded by the CDC, and developed an anti-oppression curriculum as a part of that work. I have supervised a number of staff and volunteers. I also possess diverse speaking experience.