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Student Services

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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.

Address: 1624 Ireland Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Telephone: 910.484.5589 / 910.484.8121
Student Services Fax: 910.484.8124
Main Office Fax: 910.323.4127
Student Services Regular Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Student Registration before 3:00 p.m. An appointment will be made if your arrival is after 2:00 p.m.
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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.

Pamela Leavy Chairperson – ext. 374 (Abdullah – Espinoza)

Samantha Shearer – ext. 363 (Eubanks – LeVrier)

Melissa Matthews – ext. 334 (Lewis – Roberts)

Temple Walls – Co-Chairperson -ext. 333 (Robinson – Zema)

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Shared School Counselors Duties
Coordinate and complete all career/educational social counseling for students in your assigned alphabet.
Register all new and returning students in your assigned alphabet.
Assist any student, parent or community member who enters the office, even in the event, the assigned alphabet or program counselor is unavailable.
Be responsible for maintaining a professional atmosphere and physical environment in the outer office and their personal offices.
Complete a graduation audit and two conferences for each student annually as outlined in the CCS counselor contact model.
Maintain contact logs, the monthly county activity report and documentation of audit conferences.

  • Send failures notices or retention notices to parents as appropriate at the end of each grading period.
  • Hold follow-up conferences with students each grading period.
  • Provide follow-up counseling for students returning from suspension or existing ISS as well as complete paperwork.
  • Assist with the Student Services Team as needed or assigned.
  • Assist the Social Worker with home visits as requested.
  • Assist with the state and national testing as needed.
  • Assist with new student orientations.
  • Assist in the maintenance of student records as needed.
  • Assist with College Day, Awards Day, and any other occasion that a single counselor is charged with coordinating.
  • Complete all activities required to close the school year.
  • Attend school and county professional staff development and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the administration.

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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.
Jeleesha McNair – Social Worker – ext. 546 

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Student Services Support Staff


Catina Johnson – Assistant Principal – ext. 541 

Robin Dickens -Office Clerk – ext. 328

Carolyn Coe – Data Manager – ext. 350

Norman Carter– EC Case Manager – ext. 366

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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.

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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.

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CCS Military Family Youth Liaison:Image of CCS Military Family Youth Liaison, Kathy Hurley
Kathy Hurley  (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.

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MImage of Student Transition Consultant (MSTC) Tanisha Perkins, M.Ed.ilitary Student Transition Consultant (MSTC)
Tanisha Perkins, M.Ed.
Office: 910.678.2623
For details on the MSTC Program visit their website:
The MSTC is a highly specialized education professional embedded with the school district. The MSTC is assigned specific schools like Douglas Byrd High School to provide assistance to military-connected students with needs related to increasing support system for social-emotional well-being and transition. The MSTC will perform activities and deliver professional development within the school and community to support this goal. The MSTC works directly with children and parents on a daily basis.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on May 29, 2017
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