Cumberland County Schools Student Services 2020-21 at MANES


  • 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.

    *The information on this page lists the various student services offered at Manchester Elementary School.
    *Manchester Elementary School’s Student Services Team (SST)  meeting dates TBD.


    School Counselor:  Vacant

    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.


    School Social Worker:  Monique Johnson
    910-436-2151
    moniquejohnson@ccs.k12.nc.us

    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.


    Behavioral Coach:  Vernon Tucker
    910-436-2151
    vernontucker@ccs.k12.nc.us


    School Psychologist:  Vickie West
    910.436.2151
    vickiewest@ccs.k12.nc.us

    Mrs. West currently serves three schools including Manchester Elementary.

    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.


    School Nurse:  Sandra Shipley
    910.436.2151
    sandrashipley@ccs.k12.nc.us

    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.


    Exceptional Children Case Teacher:  Wendy Sammons
    Office Hours – TBD
    910-436-2151
    wendysammons@ccs.k12.nc.us

    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.


    Community Resources:
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