Phone: 919-499-5113 ext 2714


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Special Education - General Curriculum (k-12) Add on licensure: Reading Add on licensure: Special Populations Coordinator

Mrs. Darla Gunter

My name is Darla Gunter and I am the Special Populations Coordinator for WHHS.  I have worked for Harnett County Schools in some capacity since the late 90's.  I started as a substitute teacher, then I worked in the front office at Highland Elementary in 2002 as the receptionist/secretary, and then transferred to WHHS as the receptionist in 2004.  I graduated from East Carolina University in 2014 with a degree in Special Education and a concentration in reading. I began teaching at WHHS in the 2014/2015 school year.  WHHS is home for me.  

I am married with 3 beautiful daughters who all graduated from WHHS (2004, 2006, and 2016).  I have also been blessed with 7 grandchildren who are the center of my world.  In my free time, I love being with my family and/or going to the beach.  

I was hired as the Special Populations Coordinator in 2021 and served Triton/HCHS.  I transferred back home during this 21/22 school year and truly look forward to helping students discover what opportunities CTE has to offer in this ever-evolving world we live in.  My role is to assist students within CTE to find their passions and be sure they are given fair and equal access to all CTE has to offer.  It truly has been a joy working in CTE and if I can be of any assistance to you or your student, please contact me via email: