Phone: 704-260-6190


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Graduate Certificate in Academically Intellectually Gifted, University of North Carolina at Charlotte MA in Counseling, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors

Mrs. Kristi Painter

My name is Kristi Painter and I am the School Counselor for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. This is my fifth year at Harrisburg Elementary School. My role as your student's School Counselor is to provide support through individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom instruction. 

A little bit about me...I spend a lot of time with my family (Husband and two children). We have a miniature Golden Doodle named Ellie Mae. She goes everywhere with us (mountains, beach, chick-fil-a drive thrus, parks, you name it...she goes). When I'm not spending time with my family, you can usually find me exercising or drinking coffee (but not at the same time....haha).

I can't wait to meet my NEW 3rd Grade Students, reunite with my NOW 4th and 5th Graders, and meet all the NEW students at HES!!

If you would like to contact me, please email me at 





  • **Attention 2022-2023 Rising 6th Grade Students**

    Middle School Virtual Transition Day

    3/30/22 from 9:30am-10:30am


    Click the link below to go to the Official CCS Middle School Transition Webpage.  This webpage has information for ALL CCS Middle Schools!  


    CCS Middle School Transition Webpage


    ENCORE Registration for ALL CCS Middle Schools will take place during GUIDANCE CONNECT Classes during the week of April 4th-8th.


    Hickory Ridge Middle School Band Selection Night

    *MANDATORY for all students wanting to be in band in 6th grade*

    March 24th, 5:30pm-7:30pm @ HiRMS (SEE FLYER BELOW)


    Hickory Ridge Middle School Virtual Parent Night

    *Via TEAMS (link can be found on HiRMS website)

    March 31st @ 6pm via Teams Link


    Rising 6th Grade HiRMS Newsletter can be located at the bottom of this page.  You may need to wait for the document to load.  You will also have the option to download the document.



    Mount Pleasant Middle School

    Day As A Tiger

    4/9/22 9am-1pm

    See Flyer Below!



    CC Griffin Middle School

    Virtual Parent Night

    4/4/22 6:30pm-7:30pm

    See Flyer Below!


    JN Fries STEM Middle School

    Newest Knights Open House


    Last Names A-L: 10:30am-12:00pm

    Last Names M-Z: 1:30pm-3:00pm

    See Flyer Below! 





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  • Hickory Ridge Middle School Instrument Selection Night Flyer 

2022 HiRMS Instrument Selection Night Flyer
2022 Day As A Tiger Flyer
2022 CC Griffin Virtual Parent Night Flyer
2022 JN Fries Open House Flyer