Student Services

  • Mission: Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the whole child's needs, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.

    School Counselor
    Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address students’ cognitive, socio-emotional, and career development needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.  They also provide consultation, individual and group counseling, academic advisement.  Also, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

    Nakeida Prescod
    Phone: 910.483.8288

    School Social Worker
    School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors’s or Master’s degree in social work.  They are the link between the home, school, and community.  School social workers provide direct and indirect services to students, families, and school personnel, such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identifying at-risk students, and counseling.  Also, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

    Karen Cooper
    Phone: 910.483.8288, ext. 001

    School Psychologist
    School psychologists are highly trained in psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program.  They provide assessment and testing of students for special services.  Consultation for teachers.  Counseling for students.  Also, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.

    Alicia Day
    Phone:  910.483.8288

    School Nurse
    School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances students' well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement and health.  School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening, follow-up, health assessments and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families. In addition, school nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students, and parents to create health plans and administer medication.

    Ella Atkinson
    Phone: 910.483.8288 ext. 001 

    CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison
    The military family and youth liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district to ease military students' transition. Additionally, the MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.

    Howard Lattimore
    Phone: 910.678.7008

    Website: Military Connection Home Page

    School Exceptional Children Case Teacher
    The EC Case Teacher can address concerns for students eligible for special education services. They can verify service implementation and communicate with the student’s team to meet their academic and functional needs. Also, she can coordinate Child Find. This is a coordinated effort between the Student Services Team and the Exceptional Children Services to locate and identify children and youth suspected of or diagnosed with a disability who might have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and cannot benefit from the regular school program special assistance.

    E-mail:  TBD
    Phone: 910.483.8288