Military Family Resources

  • At Stedman Elementary School, we have resources and people in place to help meet the unique needs of our military-connected students.

    School Counselor:

    Liz Strickland


    Phone:  910-483-3886

    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.


    CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:

    Zakira Cruz Rich


    Phone:  910-635-0090

    The Military Family & Youth Liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district in order to ease the transition for military students.  The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.

    Military-affiliated families may gain more information, as well as additional resources, through accessing the district's Military Connection webpage using the following link:

    Military Connected Student Support