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.
Gwen Hamby, School Counselor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
910-487-2001 ext. 710#
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.
Counseling Mission Statement
Our mission as Cumberland County Professional School Counselors is to help students demonstrate a positive attitude towards self and others, gain career and life planning skills, and develop responsible social skills. The development of these skills will increase school and life success.
Our goal is to give students an opportunity to talk about their educational, personal and social concerns. We want to help students better adjust to their school and home environments. It is important that they develop self-awareness, self-confidence, self-esteem, as well as the ability to recognize and make the best use of their capabilities. We are here to help students in the decision-making process and to help them feel worthwhile.
Meeting with your counselor
Students: Please make sure that you have checked in with your teacher prior to coming to see your counselor. You must have a pass to be admitted into the counselor’s office! Parents: please call or e-mail to schedule an appointment.
Tanika Wheeler, School Social Worker – email@example.com
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
910-487-2001 ext. 720#
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.
Social Work Mission Statement
School Social Workers receive special training that allows them to provide school personnel with needed information on understanding the influence of family, culture, socioeconomic status, and physical and mental disabilities on student performance and behavior. Our School Social Worker provides a variety of services such as fostering an understanding between school, family, and the community through interaction with students, families, and teachers as well as working with the administrative staff to create and implement programs that have a positive impact on the academic success of the students.
Tanja Mathias, School Exceptional Children Case Teacher – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
910-487-2001 ext. 746#
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.
Nichole Multunas, School Psychologist – email@example.com
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
910-487-2001 ext. 753#
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.
Michelle Thompson, School Nurse – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
910-487-2001 ext. 754#
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.
Howard Lattimore, CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison – email@example.com
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 support solutions.
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