School Psychologist of the Year 2022-2023

  • CCS Psychological Services announced Dana Smith as the school system’s 2022-2023 School Psychologist of the Year.   Dana was born and raised in Long Island, NY and earned her B.A. and M.A in School Psychology from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.  She became a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) in June 2014.  Upon graduating, Dana relocated to NC and began her school psychology career with Cumberland County Schools.  


    Dana continues to hold her desire to advocate for the needs of all of our students at the forefront of her professional practice.  She seeks out opportunities for educating and empowering parents, staff members, and children.   Dana gives the utmost care and compassion for the whole-child in all aspects of her work and fully understands the factors which impact students' learning and behavior.  Dana is always eager to provide any of her colleagues with mentorship and encourages them to "embrace the uncomfortable conversations" in their roles as school psychologists.  Dana has served on the CCS Student Services Leadership Council for five consecutive years.  At Cliffdale Elementary, she actively participates in the Student Services Leadership Team to collaborate on the implementation of MTSS.  Dana has served the Westover District since 2014.


Contact Us

  • Psychological Services
    396 Elementary Drive
    Fayetteville, NC 28301
    Phone: 910-678-2438
    Fax: 910-485-2769

    Lisa Craver
    Psychological Services Coordinator