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The School Counselors at First Flight High School help all students address developmental needs. Acting as student's advocate, the role or a school counselor is to provide and deliver a comprehensive school counseling program encouraging all students' academic, career and social/emotional development and helping all students in maximizing their student achievement (American School Counselor Association).  

Meet the counselors here!

Lisa Wheless

Lisa Wheless, Counselor (last names A-G)
whelessli@daretolearn.org | 252-449-7000 EXT 2432

My name is Lisa Wheless and this is my ninth year at First Flight High School.  I have 15 years all together as a school counselor in Dare County. 

I was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to a military dad and a mom from Czechoslovakia.  I am one of five children and am an identical twin. I have my BA in Art History from Chapel Hill (where my twin and I played tennis) and my MEd from Campbell University in School Guidance and Counseling.  I am married with two children.

I feel I have found my calling as a counselor and am excited to work with young adults as a career.

Amy White

Amy White, Lead Counselor, (last names H-P)
whiteam@daretolearn.org | 252-449-7000 EXT 2443

Hi. My name is Amy White and this is my fifth year at FFHS. I have been a school counselor for 17 years, starting my career in South Florida. I’m originally from Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!). I currently live in Kill Devil Hills with my husband and daughter. I enjoy working with the students to provide academic, social/emotional support and college/career planning. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or you need assistance.

Kyle Eaker

Kyle Eaker, Counselor (last names Q-Z)
eakerky@daretolearn.org | 252-449-7000 EXT 2448

Hi. My name is Kyle Eaker and I am in my second year at FFHS.  As a school counselor, I provide academic, social, and emotional support to students. I also help plan for college and careers. I live in Kill Devil Hills with my wife and daughter. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or you need assistance. 

Josh Davenport, Career Development Coordinator/Special Populations Coordinator
davenportjo@daretolearn.org | 252-449-7000 EXT 2499

Greetings.  I'm Josh Davenport and this is my first year at First Flight High School.  I'm excited about my new role assisting students in planning for their careers and education after their high school days come to an end.  Prior to arriving at First Flight I was an Agriscience teacher for 14 years.  Feel free to contact me if I may be of any assistance.

Debbie Mitchell

Debbie Mitchell, Secretary
mitchellde@daretolearn.org | 252-449-7000 EXT 2444

My name is Debbie Mitchell. I am a counseling secretary and I have been employed with the Dare County Schools for 16 years. I am originally from upstate New York and I am a huge Appalachian State fan. I currently live in Kill Devil Hills with my husband and my three dogs, but I have two grown sons and three granddaughters and a grandson. I enjoy working in the counseling center and helping students any way I can.