Students with Last Names A-C

Phone: (501) 450-4880, ext. 225


Degrees and Certifications:

Sheila Counts

Sheila Counts has been a counselor at Conway High School since 2003. Before counseling, Counts taught  secondary English in Conway for five years and, before that,  eight years in Searcy.

Counts received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education degree at Harding University in 1983 and her Master’s in School Counseling at UCA in 2002.

Ms. Counts has been blessed with two amazing children and two—soon to be three—adorable grandchildren.


Students with Last Names D-He

Phone: (501) 450-4880, ext. 238


Degrees and Certifications:

Jan Armstrong

Mrs. Jan Armstrong has served as a counselor in the Conway School District for the past twenty-two years, fourteen years at Conway High East and the past eight years at Conway High School. Prior to that, she was a counselor at Perryville High School for two years and taught ninth and tenth grade English there for three years. Originally from Newport, Arkansas, Mrs. Armstrong has a BSE in English with a minor in Social Studies and a MSE in Secondary Counseling along with certification for Secondary Administration.

She and her husband Paul have two daughters and are the proud grandparents of their granddaughter Avery.

Students with Last Names Hi-Me

Phone: (501) 450-4880, ext. 226


Degrees and Certifications:

Kathie Houston

Ms. Kathie Houston has been a counselor at Conway High School for more than 25 years. Before becoming a counselor, she enjoyed coaching basketball and track, as well, as being a juvenile probation officer for a year. The experiences through these jobs confirmed that her mother’s advice was correct when she had encouraged her to become a counselor. Her passion is serving young people and helping to provide hope to those who are hurting. She earned her education degree from Arkansas State University and her counselor degree from the University of Central Arkansas.


Ms Houston’s greatest joy is being the proud mother to two grown children who graduated from Conway High School and live in Conway. She has additional blessings of a special daughter-in-law, two grand dogs that she typically spends weekends with, and a stray cat that adopted her. She enjoys visiting her hometown of Calico Rock and fishing on the White River. Even if the fish aren’t biting, the beauty of floating the river, the bluffs, and seeing an eagle soar are the best therapy she finds.

Students with Last Names Mi-Sh

Phone: (501) 450-4880, ext. 224


Degrees and Certifications:

Maggie Martin

Ms. Maggie Martin is new to Conway High School for the 2020-2021 school year.  Previously, she served as the school counselor for Bob and Betty Courtway Middle School from 2016-2020.  She earned her Master of Science in School Guidance Counseling in 2014 from University of Central Arkansas. 

From 2012-2016, Mrs. Martin taught 6th and 7th Grade English Language Arts at Ruth Doyle Middle School, and before coming to Conway School District, she served as a 7th Grade English teacher at Benton Middle School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Central Arkansas.  She has always wanted to work at the high school level and is excited to support the students and faculty of Conway High School.

She, her husband (Preston), and her son (Jace) reside in Conway and bleed Wampus Cat blue!

Students with Last Names Si-Z

Phone: (501) 450-4880, ext. 232


Degrees and Certifications:

Gerard Martin

Gerard Martin has been a counselor at Conway High School since July of 2017. Prior to that, he enjoyed five years as counselor at Ruth Doyle Middle School.

Martin received his Masters of Education in School Counseling from the University of Central Arkansas in 2008. He taught middle school English and was a counselor in the Mayflower School District for a total of 11 years.

Mr. Martin and his wife, who is an Instructional Facilitator for Conway School District, have two daughters. As a family, they love being in the outdoors and enjoying all the great opportunities the Natural State has to offer.