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Student Services

Social Worker: Sheena Patterson 
Available: Monday-Friday
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work. Sheena Patterson has a Master’s degree and is a full time counselor at Walker-Spivey Elementary School. Social workers  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 Counselor: Alexis Wester
Available: Monday-Friday
 
School counselors are certified/ licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. School counselors provide consultation, individual and group counseling, academic advising, crisis intervention, preventative services, and conflict resolution. Mrs. Alexis Wester works at Walker-Spivey full time and is available MondayFriday 7:15am to 2:45pm.
 
School Nurse: Angela Melvin
Available: Monday 
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. Angela Melvin is at Walker-Spivey during school hours on Monday.

School Psychologist 
Available as needed
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program.  They provide assessment and test students for special services, consultation for teachers, and counseling for students.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:Howard Lattimore (910) 678.2433
Available as needed
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 Click www.NC211.org

School Exceptional Children Case Teacher 
Name:Deana Tatum
E-mail: deannatatum@ccs.k12.nc.us
Phone: (910)483-5656
Times Available: Tuesday 7:15AM-2:45PM
 
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.
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Published by Shannon Marsh on November 13, 2017
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