Student Services Team

  • 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.

    School Counselor: Amy Karcher


    Available: Monday-Friday 7:45 am - 3:00 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, and academic advisement.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

    The counselor teaches monthly classroom guidance lessons that focus on understanding self and others, peer relationships, coping strategies, effective social skills, being responsible and respectful citizens, multicultural / diversity awareness, and career development.

    School Psychologist: Jessica Kruppa

    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, and counseling for students.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modifications for special learning and/or behavioral needs.

    School Social Worker:  Elaine Frangakis


    Available:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    School social workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelor’s 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.

    Exceptional Children Teacher
    Name:Tristan Ross
    Times Available: Monday-Friday 7:45 am - 3:00 pm
    The EC 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.

    School Nurse: Sandra Shipley 
    Phone: 910-488-0850

    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.

    CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:

    Name: Emily Graham

    Available: Wednesdays 

    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.