Student Services


    Our 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.

  • AIG Consultant and AP Co-Coordinator 

    Amy Karcher      

    Contact Phone Number:  910-483-0153 x 740

    Ms. Karcher’s office hours are on Tuesday for E.E. Smith. Her WebEx link can be found on her Canvas Page.

    AIG Local Plan

  • CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison

    Howard Lattimore

    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 the military students. The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.

    Phone Number: 910-678-7008

  • Counselors

    Donna Cooper-Craig

    Contact Phone Number: 910-483-0153 x711

    10th grade Counselor

    FTCC/High School Connections Contact

    Scholarship Chair

    Underclassmen Awards Committee

    EESHS Engagement Team


    Pamela McLaurin

    Contact Phone Number: 910-483-0153 x710

    12th Grade Counselor

    College Recruiters


    Underclassmen Awards Chair

    Graduation Committee

    EESHS Engagement Team


    Gretchen Walker

    Contact Phone Number: 910-0153 x713

    Department Chair/Lead Counselor

    9th Grade Counselor

    NCAA Clearinghouse

    NC Virtual Public School Contact

    Graduation Committee Co-Chair

    Senior Awards Chair

    EESHS Engagement Team


    Available: Monday-Friday  8:00 am-4:00 pm

    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.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

  • Social Worker

    Wendy McLain 

    Contact Phone Number:  910-483-0153 x 720

    Available:  Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm 

     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 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.

  • Kelli Howle   

    Contact Phone Number:  910-484-3391 ext. 3012

    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. In addition, 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 are unable to benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.


    Carrie Byrd

    Available:  Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

    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.

  • Mercallis Edmund

    Available:  Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm or as needed

    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.

  • Please contact Rhonda Kirkland at 910.483.0153  ext. 714, if you are in need of a transcript.