STUDENT SERVICES

  • School Counselor- Ms. Brittany Chess

    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.

    E-mail: brittanychess@ccs.k12.nc.us
    Phone: 910-483-4883
    Fax: 910-323-5286

  • School Socail Worker - Ms. Sheena Patterson  

    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.

    E-mail: sheenapatterson@ccs.k12.nc.us
    Phone: 910-483-4883 ext. 720
    Fax: 910-323-5286

  • School Psychologist- Ms Mary Katherine Canaday

    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 and counseling for students are parts of their work.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.

    Mary Katherine Canaday
    E-mail: marykcanaday@ccs.k12.nc.us 
    Phone:  910-678-2438 ext. 746

  • School Nurse-Ms. Joy Tart

    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.

    Joy Tart
    E-mail: joytart@ccs.k12.nc.us 
    Phone: 910-678-2406

  • School Exceptional Children Case Teacher -Ms. Kelli Howle

    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.
     
    Kelli Howle
    Phone:  910-483-4883 ext. 746
  • School Speech/Language Pathologist- Ms. Carolyn Shuler-Scott

    The School Speech/Language pathologist provides diagnostic and therapeutic services in articulation, language, voice and fluency.  The pathologist serves as a consultant with teachers and has a Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology.
     
    Carolyn Shuler-Scott
    Phone:  910-483-4883 ext. 749
  • Behavior Support Coach- Mr. Damian Whitaker

    The Behavior Support Coach supports students and educators in promoting successful student school behavior.
     
    Damian Whitaker
    Phone: 910-483-4883 ext. 751