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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.

Special Resources Available at Cumberland Mills Elementary School


School Counselor(s) are Available:
Sharon Bowden – M – F; 7:15 A.M. – 2:45 P.M.

NaJeana Henderson  M, T; 7:15 A.M. – 2:45 P.M. W, 7:15 A.M-10:45 A.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, academic advisement. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

School Exceptional Children Case Teacher
Name: Kathryn (Kat) Foard
Phone: 424-4536
Times Available: Tuesdays and Fridays 7:10 A.M. -2:45 P.M.
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 Social Worker is Available: M, T, F; 7:45 A.M. – 2:15 P.M.
Helena McAllister –

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.

School Psychologist is Available: M and T; 7:45 A.M. – 2:15 P.M.
Candice Locklear – 

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 Nurse is Available: Thursday; 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

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: Joseph Peek  (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.


Community Resources: Dial 2-1-1 or Visit

Purpose and Goals:

The Cumberland Mills Elementary Student Services department offers support to students, staff, and parents aimed at creating positive emotional climates which help students maximize their potential in the educational setting. An array of professional services and programs are offered through the following areas: School Counseling, School Social Work,  School Psychology,  Speech Therapy, Behavioral Coaching, Section 504/American Disabilities Act, English as a Second Language, Transition, and Military Child.

The work of Student Services is not academically content specific. However, services are designed with an individual student’s needs or a broader targeted area of concern as the focus. They may be implemented across curricular areas and also address issues that are not “academic” in nature but negatively impact the student or school in some way.

The goals of Student Services are consistent with the Cumberland County Schools’ priorities that include:

*Safe and caring school climates that enhance learning and character
*Academic growth for all
*Continuous quality improvement
*Human resource development
*Organization of Student Services

The Student Services Team coordinates and integrates the work of the Student Services personnel within the school. It also includes representatives from various aspects of the school and community in an attempt to target, plan, and implement services that are successful. It serves to prevent potential problems from developing into crises and to intervene in specific cases referenced by teachers, other staff, or parents. Members of the Student Services Team include teachers, counselors, social worker, and an administrator.  Members may volunteer or be selected by the principal or faculty.

The Student Services Team at each school sets its own schedule to respond to referrals from school staff and parents. Referrals must address the reason for referral and include relevant academic and behavioral student information from the student’s cumulative folder, classroom, and home. Through collaboration and problem solving, the Student Services Team develops classroom, school, home, or community interventions to address the reasons for referral. Implemented interventions are to be of sufficient duration to be effective and are to be monitored and evaluated. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Student Services Team (SST) Members


Assistant Principal – Chairperson



SLD Resource Teacher

SLD Resource Teacher

Speech Teacher

School Psychologist

School Social Worker

School Nurse


Published by Charlene Melvin-Shaw on September 11, 2017