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.

  • Our mission as Counselors is helping students demonstrate a positive attitude towards self and others and develop responsible social skills. The development of these skills will increase school and life success. To that end we participate in a Character Ed program, as well as the Cumberland County Amazing Acts of Character Program. Students are also counseled as needed, whether by request of teacher or student themselves.




Howard Hall Services for Students and Families

  • Exceptional Children Case Teacher:

    Emily Mueller
    Available: Monday and Tuesday, 7:15-2:45 

    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.

    School Counselors:

    Adriana Hargrove
    Available Monday-Friday, 7:15 – 2:45

    Jerika Rivera
    Available Monday-Friday, 7:15 – 2:45

    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.

    School Social Worker:

    Ebony Brown
    Available Monday-Friday, 7:15 – 2:45

    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.

    School Nurse:

    Sandra Shipley
    Available Thursday, 8:00 – 3:00

    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.

    School Psychologist:

    Kathleen Dickinson

    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.

    Occupational Therapist: Susan Hughes

    CCS Military & Family Life Counselor:  Toni Bethea-Byrd

    MFLCs work with students of Military Families who are active duty, reserve, or within 6 months after retirement/separation/deceased and assist these students with academic improvement, life skills, coping with deployment, emotional regulation, relational skills and more. MFLCs are available to support students in their school environment.

    MFLC Parent Consent Form (English) 

    MFLC Parent Consent Form (Spanish)  


    For more information about the MFLC program visit Military One Source or download a CYB-MFLC Brochure.

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