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.

    Social Workers:

    HS: Dr. Tawanda McLaurin 910-488-8415  Ext. 720

    MS: Ms. Marrissa Pierce-Ford 910-488-8415 Ext 170
    School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with 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.

    HS: Mrs. Larinda Haight 910-488-8415  Ext. 711                                                      
    MS: Ms. Pamela Lewis 910-488-8415 Ext. 171
    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.  Available by appointment. 

    Student Services Apprintice: Mrs. Mary Cherry 910-488-8415 Ext. 170

    The Student Services Apprentice helps students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social-emotional development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. 


    School Psychologist: Kathie Johnson 910-488-8415 
    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 Exceptional Children Case Teacher: Delma Brackins 910-488-8415  (Email:  for appointments)
    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.

    School Nurse: Sharon Hancock 910-488-8415
    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 910-678-7008
    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 coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.