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Student Services

Student Services

Our Mission:
The mission of Cumberland County School Counselors is helping students demonstrate a positive attitude towards self and others, gain career and life-planning skills, and develop responsible social skills. The development of these skills will increase school and life success. Services Bi-monthly classroom lessons with K-5 students. Topics will focus on academic, career, and personal/social development.

 image of Beverly KellerSchool Counselor-Beverly Keller (Available Monday -Friday 7:15 a.m.- 2:45 p.m.)

Professional school counselors are certified/license 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. As a professional school counselor, Mrs. Keller work with students on an individual basis, in small groups, and provide guidance in their classrooms. The focus of the counseling program is to promote academic success, career awareness, and personal/social skills. Other services include crisis intervention, conflict resolution, effective communication skills, character education, and coordinate referrals between school and community agencies.

To schedule an appointment or for general questions, please call (910) 425.6141 or by e-mail at

Image of Shannon Sykes Social Worker- Shannon Sykes (Available Monday- Friday 7:15 a.m.- 2:45 p.m.)

School Social Worker is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School Social Workers have knowledge and training specific to the needs of children in the public school system. One of the primary roles of the school social worker is to serve as the liaison between the home, the school, and community. Mrs. Sykes provides services to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by identifying, modifying and removing barriers to learning while promoting wellness and student success.

Anyone can make a referral to the school social worker. Some reasons may include but are not limited to academic concerns, behavior concerns, child abuse and neglect issues, family violence, homelessness, attendance/truancy, health issues, mental health concerns, and family crisis. 

To contact Mrs Sykes or schedule an appointment, please call (910) 425.6141 or by e-mail at

Image of Stephanie TeixeiraSchool Psychologist– Dr. Stephanie Teixeira (Available Tuesday & Thursday 7:15 a.m.- 2:45 p.m.)

School Psychologist are highly trained in both psychology and education. Dr. Teixeira main goal is to facilitate learning and to promote the cognitive, social, and personal development of all students. She identifies and assess the learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs of students. Dr. Teixeira uses assessment data about each student and his/her environments in developing appropriate interventions and programs. She also provides direct intervention for students, consultation to parents, teachers, other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance learning and adjustment of students.

To contact Mrs. Teixeira or for general questions, please call (910) 425.6141 or by e-mail

Image of Nurse Crystal WalkupSchool Nurse– Crystal Walkup (Available Mondays only 8:00 a.m- 3:00 p.m.)

School Nurses are professional certified nurses that help advance the health and well-being of each student. Mrs. Walkup help 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.

To contact Mrs. Walkup do so by e-mail at


Image of Cathey HurleyMilitary Family & Youth Liasion (MFYL) – Cathey Hurley 

The Military Family & Youth Liasion is designed to assist military families with needs as they relate to deployment and relocation. The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions. The liasion role provides a connection between families with needs and possible solutions. To contact Mrs. Hurley do so by email at

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Published by Davina Adkins on January 17, 2017
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