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.

  • Thelma Jarrett, School Counselor –
    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, and 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 themselves 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 the 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, and 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 before 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.

    Antony McRae, School Social Worker –

    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 Bachelor's or Master’s degree in social work. They are the link between the home, school, and community. School social workers provide direct and indirect services to students, families, and school personnel, such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identifying 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.

    Beth Markham, School Exceptional Children Case Teacher –
    Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    910-487-2001 ext. 746#

    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, 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 cannot benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.

    Nichole Multunas, School Psychologist –
    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 –
    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 students' well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement and health. 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 administer medication.

    CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison 

    The military family and youth liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district 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 support solutions.

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