Student Services

  • Our Mission for the Student Services Department

    Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advcating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.

     

Phone: 910-483-0809 ext.710

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Teresa Darden

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.
 

Phone: 910-483-0809 Ext. 720 Tuesdays, Wednesday 7:30-3:00 Friday 12:00-3:00

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Cheryl Mitchell

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors's 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.

Phone: 910-678-7008

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Howard Lattimore

The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) serves the third largest concentration of military-connected students in the world. The CCS and the local military installations of Ft. Bragg and Pope Air Field, as well as statewide installations, and the North Carolina National Guard and Reserve components, have enjoyed a strong history of positive relationships built on service and collaboration. The positive relationship between the CCS and the military helps ensure that student needs are identified and addressed, resulting in high-quality service for these students. The relationship shared between the entities has allowed the CCS to work in a progressive way by thinking forward and helping identify trends and targets that reveal areas of need.

Military-affiliated families may gain more information, as well as additional resources, through accessing the district’s Military’s Connection webpage using the following link-Military Connection and Military Connected Student Support

 

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 supportive solutions.

Phone: 910-391-8184

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Natasha Moore

Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are licensed mental health professionals with minimum of a master’s degree specializing in child and youth behavioral challenges. MFLCs work at the school fulltime to provide a wide range of support to military children. During the Coronavirus disease pandemic, they now offer telephone and video non-medical counseling with parental supervision. MFLCs provide individual and group sessions to improve social skills, emotion regulation, deployment related stress, school transitions, and more. MFLCs are available to provide virtual classroom support to students, and guidance to families, staff and support personnel with health and wellness presentations

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Emileigh Jacobs

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.

Phone: 910-483-0809 ext. 746 Tuesday 12:00-3:00/Thursday 7:30-3:30

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Mark Lucas

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.

Phone: 910-483-0809 ext. 750 Wednesdays 7:30-3:30

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Pam Falter

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.