Phone: 256.851.3260


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education M.Ed. School Counseling Elementary Education (K-6) /School Counselor

Mrs. Detra Portis

  • Department: Guidance and Counseling
  • Grade level: K-8th
  • Professional Experience: 3rd, 4th, 5th, grade classroom teacher and K-8 Guidance Counselor
  • My name is Detra Portis and I am currently the school counselor at New Hope School. I attended Athens State University and the University of West Alabama and taught in the general education classroom for 12 years prior to entering school counseling. As an educator, I am a firm believer in building teacher-student relationships; therefore, one of my favorite quotes is "no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship."