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Student Services

Cumberland County Schools’ Student Services 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.


School Counselor
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.

Rochelle Townsend
E-mail:  rochelletownsend@ccs.k12.nc.us
Phone: 910.483.8288 ext. 710


School Social Worker
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.

Rita Elliott
E-mail:  ritaelliott@ccs.k12.nc.us
Phone: 910.483.8288 ext. 001
Times Available: Monday 7:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,  Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


School Psychologist
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.

Jessica Bosworth
E-mail:  jessicabosworth@ccs.k12.nc.us
Phone:  910.483.8288 ext. 005


School Nurse
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.

Ella Adkinson
E-mail:  ellaatkinson@ccs.k12.nc.us
Phone: 910.483.8288 ext. 001
Times Available:


CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison
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.

Howard Lattimore
E-mail:  howardlattimore@ccs.k12.nc.us
Phone: 910.678.2433


School Exceptional Children Case Teacher
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.

Mia Johnson-Jackson
E-mail:  miajohnson@ccs.k12.nc.us
Phone: 910.483.8288 ext. 005
Times Available:  Wednesday

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Published by Aletha Miller on December 7, 2017
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