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Student Services

Cristy McLaurin – 6th Grade
Ashley Boles – 7th & 8th Grade
Denise Melton – Social Worker
Norman Carter – Exceptional Case Manager  (On Campus Thursday’s only)

Student Services Team:
At each school, the Student Services Team coordinates and integrates the work of the Student Services personnel within the school. It also includes representatives from various aspects of the school and community in an attempt to target, plan, and implement services that are successful. It serves to prevent potential problems from developing into crises and to intervene in specific cases referenced by teachers, other staff, or parents. Members of the Student Services Team include teachers, student services staff, and an administrator who serves as chairperson. Members may volunteer or be selected by the principal or faculty.

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  (Mrs. McLaurin & Ms. Boles)

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 (Mrs. Melton)

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.

School Psychologist (Mrs. Lewis)

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 (Nurse Thompson)

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.

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:

Mr. Swan (910) 678.2433

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.

EC Case Manager (Norman Carter)

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, they 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: 

Dial 2-1-1 or Nc211


The Student Services Committee accesses and coordinates the following support services at the school level:

Character Education
Counseling Services
Dropout Prevention Services
English as a Second Language Services
Program Evaluation
Psychological Services
Section 504/American Disabilities Act
Social Work Services
Title I Services
Transition Services

Responsibilities of the Student Services Team:
The Student Services Team at each school sets its own schedule to respond to referrals from school staff and parents. Referrals must address the reason for referral and include relevant academic and behavioral student information from the student’s cumulative folder, classroom, and home. Through collaboration and problem solving, the Student Services Team develops classroom, school, home, or community interventions to address the reasons for referral. Implemented interventions are to be of sufficient duration to be effective and are to be monitored and evaluated. The Student Services Team is responsible for maintaining records of all interventions transacted.

Consistent with the NC Safe School Act, the team, following the review and evaluation of all interventions, may take the following actions on any case that has not resulted in significant improvement:

  • Continue to advise the teacher on managing the student’s behavior more effectively.
  • Recommend to the principal the transfer of the student to another class/team within the school.
  • Provide appropriate, instructional modifications and behavioral interventions prior to a referral to the IEP Committee for evaluation.
  • Recommend to the principal a multidisciplinary diagnosis and evaluation of the student for possible Exceptional Children’s services.
  • Recommend to the principal that the student is assigned to an alternative learning program.
  • Recommend to the principal that the student continues to receive all student support services that are appropriate and available.

Our Team: 

Name Position
Masa Kinsey-Shipp Principal
Hannah Gray Assistant-Principal
Dr. Tremaine Canteen Assistant-Principal
Norman Carter EC Case Manager
Cristy McLaurin Guidance Counselor
Ashley Boles Guidance Counselor
Denise Melton Social Worker
Cassandra Parsons EC Teacher
Donna Lewis Psychologist
People In the Know:
Denise Melton Social Worker
Norman Carter EC Case Manager
Donna Lewis School Psychologist
Travis Thomas Safe School’s Coordinator
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Published by Charles Williams on January 6, 2016
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