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Student Services

Our Mission Statement: 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 Counselor(s): Rotisha Hall and Nicole Barton

Available   Monday thru Friday from  7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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 resolutions

School Social Worker:  Vanessa Smith
Available  Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

School Social  Workers are trained 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 prevention, and conflict resolution.

School Psychologist: Adam Johnson
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: TBA

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:
Howard Lattimore. (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

Community Resources : Dial 2-1-1 or Click

EC Case Manger    Shelia McKnight

Available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 am to 2:30 p.m.

(910) 864-0813

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 assistanc

Safety School Coordinator  Darlene Myrick –

Med Clerk

Data Manager   Stacy  McAllister –

Speech Pathologist  Adam  Johnson-

Military Student Transitions Consultant (MSTC) : 

Mark Patton

Consultant           Mark Patton 910.635.3769

Available at Westover Middle School on Thursdays all day. You can also make an appointment via his email below:

The MSTC is a highly specialized education professional embedded with the school district.

The MSTC is assigned specific schools like Westover Middle School to provide assistance.

to military-connected students with needs related to increasing support system for social-emotional well-being and transition

The MSTC performs activities and delivers professional development within the school and community to support this goal.

The MSTC works directly with children and parents on a daily basis.

MSTCs are expected to be subject matter experts on numerous issues to assist our

military connected families – active duty, veteran, retired, National Guard/Reserves, or Civil Service employees.

Mark Patton, M.A. Ed

Military Student Transition Consultant

Cumberland County Schools

(910) 635-3769

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Published by Belinda Holloway on June 7, 2019

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