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Welcome to Student Services.

The goal of the Student Services Program is to help students be successful in school.

 Our School Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, McKinney Vento, and School Resource Officers provide a wide range of support and interventions that are designed to enhance and nurture the overall well-being of our students.  

 This team strives to be responsive to the academic, social, emotional and mental needs of our students. We reach out to the community and agencies  in order to form partnerships and secure resources for students and families.  They help to coordinate services for students and families. Through these agencies and partnerships, we offer prevention and interventions that address a wide variety of issues such as drug and alcohol problems, attendance, truancy, disciplinary concerns, teen pregnancy, physical and mental health concerns, homelessness etc.

Student services also provide assistance to our students for academic planning toward career and college options.

Natalie Gouge-Director of Student Services

McDowell County Schools

652-4535 ext. 300

Our School Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses and McKinney Vento:

McDowell Early College:
Terri Ingle-Counselor
Melissa Newton-Nurse
Sylvia Davis-McKinney Vento
Tim Partlow-Counselor
Tera Willis-McKinney Vento
Beth Gilliland-Nurse
McDowell High School:
Kendall Waugh-Counselor
Tommy Cox-Counselor
Autumn Rumfelt-Counselor
Glenda Glenn-Counselor
Sherri McCoyle-Social Worker
Crystal Brown-Nurse
Sylvia Davis and Debbie Ledford-McKinney Vento
West Middle School
Lora Atkins-Counselor
Chris Kirby-Counselor
Diana McEntire-Nurse
Ann Harkey- McKinney Vento
Foothills Community School
Chris Kirby-Counselor
Diana McEntire-Nurse
Ann Harkey-McKinney Vento
East Middle School:
Ashley Bartlett-Counselor
Crystal Street-Counselor
Nicole Bolick-Social Worker
Gail Ellis-Nurse
Ann Harkey- McKinney Vento
West Marion Elem.
Wendy Gaffigan-Counselor
Autumn Bartlett-Nurse
Tera Willis- McKinney Vento
Pleasant Gardens Elem.
Doris Burleson-Counselor
Amy Snider-Social Worker-through DSS
Jenna Taylor-Nurse
Ann James-McKinney Vento
Old Fort Elem.
Kristin Bearden-Counselor
Kristi Lawing-Nurse
Ann James-McKinney Vento
North Cove Elem.
Lori Hope-Counselor
Autumn Bartlett-Nurse
Becky Huskins-McKinney Vento
Nebo Elem.
Ellen Miller-Counselor
Christina Wooten-Social Worker
Greta Smith-Nurse
Becky Huskins-McKinney Vento
Marion Elem.
Jill King-Counselor
Kristi Lawing-Nurse
Becky Huskins-McKinney Vento
Glenwood Elem.
Betty Ross-Counselor
Sara Brewer-Social Worker-through DSS
Beth Gilliland-Nurse
Ann Harkey-McKinney Vento
Eastfield Elem.
Sally Cocklin-Counselor
Melissa Newton-Nurse
Emily Shirley-McKinney Vento

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