About Us - Student Support Services & Counseling Department

Heather Hall
Heather Hall
School Counselor
Students A - F
ext. 5073

Mrs. Hall served in the Army where she visited many of the United States as well as Korea and Japan. After military service, Mrs. Hall completed a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling from Empire State College. She then went on to acquire a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling from Plattsburgh State University.

During the time Mrs. Hall acquired her education and began work in the community and school, she has also managed to enjoy having a big family. She and her husband have four children, all of which are athletically involved. Heather is an assistant coach for the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team, a role that is a big source of pride for her. Mrs. Hall asserts that “The girls and Coach Mulligan are truly an extension of my family!!” In her spare time you can find Mrs. Hall cheering on one of her kids on the soccer or football fields, skiing, hiking, swimming, reading, painting, or working in the garden.

Alan Feazelle
Alan Feazelle
School Counselor
Students G - Mn
ext. 5072

Alan Feazelle is a 1982 Plattsburgh High School Graduate. After high school he went on to Plattsburgh State University to earn a Bachelors degree in Psychology. After working in a metropolitan area for four years, Mr. Feazelle went back to Plattsburgh State for a Masters degree in Counseling.

From working for the Upward Bound program, to being a school counselor in the Beekmantown District, Mr. Feazelle has worked in many counseling positions before coming to Plattsburgh High School as a School Counselor. Since beginning work at PHS in 1995, Mr. Feazelle has loved every minute of his job!! Currently, his role as a counselor includes scholarship coordinator.

Mr. Feazelle asserts that the best part of his profession is that he “enjoys seeing the students’ growth over the four years they share their lives with him.” You might find him intently reading a suspense novel or out walking around the streets of Plattsburgh with his family in his spare time.


Amy Tisdale
Amy Tisdale
School Counselor
Students Mo - Z
ext. 5074

Amy Tisdale is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam, where she completed a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. She went on to Plattsburgh State University to earn a Masters degree in Agency Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling. Before she came to work as a school counselor for PHS, Mrs. Tisdale worked as a child advocate at Stafford Middle School.

Mrs. Tisdale is really enjoying her role as a high school counselor and says that she “likes working with students and their families” and that she “…strives to provide valuable resources that will enable a positive relationship through-out the guidance process.” Mrs. Tisdale also asserts that her main goal is to promote achievement academically and socially and as part of that role she seeks to “…support healthy decisions and promote change which leads to success.”

Aside from being one of the school counselors, Mrs. Tisdale is also co-advisor of the peer mentoring program at PHS. In her spare time Mrs. Tisdale enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.


Student Advocate
ext. 5075

Stephen Crain attended The College of Wooster and received a  M.A.C.A.S. in Educational Psychology from Plattsburgh State University. Over the past 10 years Steve has enjoyed working  for the Plattsburgh City School District and, although now sporting a beard, some will recognize him from his time at Stafford Middle School, Bailey Avenue School or Oak Street Elementary.  At  PHS Steve is looking forward to re-establishing past relationships and developing new working relationships with students and their families. Steve understands that a parent’s day is only as good as the day their child is experiencing in school.  

His wife Lisa is a “local girl” and teacher in the Peru School District  They have two boys, Stefan and Chipper, who are currently attending SUNY New Paltz and Alfred University respectively.

Sunshine Turner is one of the two school psychologists at Plattsburgh High School. Mrs. Turner received her Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Plattsburgh State University, and went on to receive a Masters of Arts (M.A.) and Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in School Psychology, also from Plattsburgh State University.

Although Mrs. Turner has experience working with students in grades Pre-K through 12, the majority of her career has been working with adolescents. When asked what she likes most about her job, Mrs. Turner stated, “It is really rewarding to actually see students take the skills that I have taught them, apply them to their lives, and then come back and tell me how much better they feel, either about themselves, or life in general.”

Most of Mrs. Turner’s students know her by her first name, Sunshine. She is often asked if her parents were “hippies”, to which she replies, “no, but my mom was a free spirit”. When not working within the school community, Mrs. Turner is a mom to two children, ages 1½ and 4. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, and spending time with friends and family.