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.

    School Counselors

    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.

    Ms. Kristen Mayernik- Lead Counselor

    Caseload- 12th Grade

    910-483-0191 EXT:714

    Mrs. Tabatha Miller

    Caseload- 11th Grade
    910-483-0191, ext. 715

    Mrs. Sasha Preddie   

    Caseload- 10th Grade
    910-483-0191, ext. 713

    Mrs.Tonya Cason

    Caseload- 9th Grade

    910-483-0191 Ext 712

    School Psychologists

    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.

    Mr. Scott Smith
    910-483-0191, ext. 775

    School Social Workers

    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.

    Mrs. Ashley Smith
    910-483-0191, ext. 720

    504 Chairperson

    Support Staff

    Mrs.Elaine Merritt

    910-483-0191, ext. 710


    Mrs. January Hope
    910-483-0191,ext. 702
    Data Manager


    Exceptional Children Services Team

    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.

    Mrs. Margaret Pope 
    910-483-0191, ext. 746

    9th and 10th Grade Case Manager

    Mrs. Christy Parker
    910-483-0191, ext. 763

    11th and 12th Grade Case Manager
    EC Teacher/ Department Head

    Chris Lucas
    910-483-0191, ext. 743

    AIG Coodinator
    Academy of Scholars

    School Nurse

    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.

    Mrs. Dana Hancock (Wednesday and Thursday)

    910-483-0191, ext. 775

    CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison (Off-site)

    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.

    Zakira Rich, CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison

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