• Our Counselors

    We are master’s level trained counselors who help students with their personal, social, and academic concerns in order for them to get the most out of their education. As school counselors, with the help of the entire school staff, we have established a comprehensive counseling program to provide developmental, preventive, and remedial services with the intent of helping our students reach their full potential, both academic and personal.

  • Jesse Pitt, 6th Grade School Counselor

    Photo of Jesse Pitt I grew up in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan – Go Blue! I graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY with a BA in Geology & Earth Sciences. I then attended the University of Oregon to study outdoor education. After 6 years of working for the North Carolina Outward Bound School, I attended Western Carolina University and earned my Master’s in School Counseling. I have been at AMS since 2007.

    Email: jesse.pitt@ashevillecityschools.net

  • Paul Battenfeld, 7th Grade School Counselor

    photo of paul battenfeld I graduated from the University of Maine and received my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Keene State College in 1992. I have worked in schools in New Hampshire and Tennessee, and I have worked at AMS since 2006.