Student Services

  • 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.

    For more information about our program, you may reach us at 910-424-1490.


    Counselors: Mary Kelly Smith, Angie Payne & MaryBeth Franklin

    School Counselors use a comprehensive approach to ensure whole child development. This includes Social-Emotional Learning through whole group lessons, small group sessions, and individual counseling as needed. School Counselors support growth in the classroom by leading the Student Services Team. The Student Services Team is a problem solving team that mitigates barriers to academic, behavioral, and social/emotional success.   

    Social Worker: Joshua Hurley & Kymberly Floyd-Washington

    The Cumberland County Schools Social Work Program provides services to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by identifying, modifying, and removing barriers to learning while promoting wellness and student success. The School Social Worker addresses issues such as: Attendance and Truancy, Advocacy, Crisis Intervention/Emergency Assistance, Information and Referrals to Community Agencies, Outreach, School Achievement Issues, Child Abuse and Neglect, Social, Emotional, and Health Issues, and Homelessness

    School Nurse: Mary Brown

    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: Kimberly Jones

    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 military students.  The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.

    (910) 678-2433

    School Exceptional Children's Case Teacher: Denise Countryman

    The EC Case Teacher can address concerns about 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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