Brittany Raines – School Counselor (7th Grade M-Z & All 8th grade)
Charlene McLaurin – School Counselor (All 6th Grade & 7th Grade A-L)
Capricia Smalls- Social Worker (All 6th Grade & 7th Grade A-L)
Rodrick Hudson- Social Worker (7th Grade M-Z & All 8th Grade)
Norman Carter – Exceptional Case Manager (On Campus Tuesday and Friday)
Student Services Team:
At each school, the Student Services Team coordinates and integrates the work of the Student Services personnel within the school. It also includes representatives from various aspects of the school and community in an attempt to target, plan, and implement services that are successful. It serves to prevent potential problems from developing into crises and to intervene in specific cases referenced by teachers, other staff, or parents. Members of the Student Services Team include teachers, student services staff, and an administrator who serves as chairperson. Members may volunteer or be selected by the principal or faculty.
Mission: Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.
School Counselors (Mrs. Charlene McLaurin & Mrs. Brittany Raines)
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 advice. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.
School Social Worker (Ms. Capricia Smalls & Mr. Rodrick Hudson)
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work. They are the link between the home, school, and the community. School social workers provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel, such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identification of at-risk students, and counseling. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.
School Psychologist (Mrs. Lewis)
School psychologists are highly trained in both 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. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.
School Nurse (Nurse Langdon)
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening and follow-up, health assessments, and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families. School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students and parents to create health plans and to administer medication.
Military Student Support Specialist (Mr. Carlos Swann)
The military family and youth liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district in order to ease the transition for military students. The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.
EC Case Manager (Mr. Norman Carter)
The EC Case Teacher can address concerns about 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. In addition, they 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 are unable to benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.