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.

    Some of the Special Resources Available at Luther Nick Jeralds Middle School

    School Exceptional Children Case Manager: Sue Ward
    Available: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
    Phone Number: (910) 822.2570
    The EC Case Manager 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 cannot benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.

    School Social Workers: 

    Available: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
    School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in social work. They are the link between the home, school, and the 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.

    School Counselors: Miah Mitchell 
    Available: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    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, and academic advice. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

    School Nurse: Pamela Falter
    Available: Mondays Only, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, life-long achievement, and health of students. School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening, health assessments, referrals, and health counseling for students and families. School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students, and parents to create health plans and administer medication.

    School Psychologist: Donna Lewis
    Available: Thursday Only, 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    School Psychologists are highly trained in psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program. They provide assessment and testing for 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 behavioral needs.

    CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison: Zakira Cruz Rich

    Phone Number:910-635-0090                          
    The Military Family and Youth Liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district 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.