Student Services

  • Cumberland County Schools 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.

    Some of the special resources available at Stedman Elementary include:

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Ms. Liz Strickland, School Counselor

Professional school counselors are certified/licenses educators with a minimum of a Master's degree in school counsling, 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 interventiona, and conflict resolution.

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Mrs. Kimberly Boone, School Social Worker

School social workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master's degree in social work.  They are the link among 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.

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Ms. Ebony Blue, 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 his/her academic and functional needs.  In addition, she can coordiate 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.

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Mrs. Ashley Bullard, School Nurse

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, adacemic 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.

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Mr. Scott Smith, School Psychologist

School psychologists are highly trained both 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, and counseling for students.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special  learning and/or behavioral needs.

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Mr. Howard Lattimore, CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison

The Military 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.  He coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.  Military-affiliated families may gain more information, as well as additional resources, through accessing the district’s Military Connection webpage using the following links:

CCS Military Connections

Military Connected Student Support

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