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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: 910.482.0629
Student Services Regular Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Student Registration before 3:00 p.m. An appointment will be made if your arrival is after 2:00 p.m

2019-2020 Schedule Changes: Students, to request a schedule change you need to join our Google Classroom to request a schedule change.  The following attached flyer will contain the code (9rowz1) to join the Google Classroom. Google Classroom Flyer

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Students and Parents, Go Like the DBHS Student Services Facebook Page! We will share information about scholarships, internships, upcoming events at DBHS and more.



Scholarship Opportunities





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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.

Thea Weinheimer – ext. 710 (Abdullah – Espinoza)

Scholarship Coordinator
Senior surveys in the alphabet
End of Year Scholarship report
Senior and graduation responsibilities
Grad Point assignments
Mid-year Graduates
SST/504 Assist social worker w/assigned students

Samantha Shearer – ext. 712 (Eubanks – LeVrier)
Military/college recruiter liaison
Senior surveys in the alphabet
Grad Point POC/assignments
SST/504 Assist social worker w/assigned students
Student-to-Student (S2S)
Graduation Co-Coordinator

Melissa Matthews – ext. 711 (Lewis – Roberts)
Senior survey in the alphabet
Scholarship co-coordinator
Jostens Rep Point of Contact
Teleconferencing POC
Peer Group Connections
SST/504 Assist social worker w/assigned students
Grad Point assignments
FTCC Coordinator

Temple Walls – Department Chairperson -ext. 713 (Robinson – Zema)
NCAA clearinghouse contact
Senior survey in the alphabet
Academy of Scholars
SST/504 Assist social worker w/assigned students
Grad Point assignments
GVDS (Graduation Report)
College Application Week POC
Graduation Coordinator
Volunteer Service Hours POC

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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.
  • Hold conferences with students each grading period.
  • Assist with the Student Services Team as needed or assigned
  • Assist the Social Worker with home visits as requested per counselor load
  • 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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Candice Revels – Social Worker – ext. 720

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.

SST/504 Chairperson
Attendance tracking
Homebound and homeless student contact
Dropout prevention and recovery
MyTrack Coordinator
CGR Point of Contact
Amazing Acts of Character
Other duties assigned by administration

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EC Case Teacher
Leon Borders – EC Case Teacher
910.484.8121 ext. 746
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.

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Other Student Services Support Staff
910.484.8121 ext. 700 / 774
(Ask for the extension.)

Jesse Howard – Assistant Principal – ext. 706

Robin Porter – Student Services Receptionist – ext. 731

Teanna Moore – Data Manager – ext. 702

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School Psychologists
Aisha Wilson

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 with 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 -ext. 753
Brigit Ballard

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.

Image school colors dividing bar.CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison
Joseph Peek
CCS Phone: 910-678-7008

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 (Military Family & Youth Liaison) coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.

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Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC)
Byford Fitzgerald, MA
DBHS Phone: 910.484.8121 ext. 209 (Tuesdays)
For details on the MSTC Program visit their website: Military Child (MSTC)
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. View the Military Student Transition presentation to learn more.

Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC)
Military Child Education Coalition
2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Office: 910-678-2454 / Cell: 919.300.6827

Published by Glenda Farmer on November 6, 2019