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Student Services

SCHOOL COUNSELOR, Diane Austin Paw Print with caption of School Guidance Counselor

Diane Austin is on campus and available during regular school hours and by appointment, as needed.

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 SOCIAL WORKER, Lori Rawls Paw Print with caption of School Social Worker

Lori Rawls is on campus on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings and also on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  She is also available by appointment, as needed.

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, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.


SCHOOL NURSE, Michelle Thompson Paw Print with caption of School Nurse

Michelle Thompson is on campus on Wednesdays during regular school hours and as needed, by appointment.

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 screen 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.




Orange Paw Print with caption of Military Family & Youth LiaisonOur school has a Military Family & Youth Liaison on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays during regular school hours and as needed by appointment.  She can be reached at 910.734.5527.

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 coordinated and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.

Published by Angel Hoggard on June 5, 2017
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