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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, School Social Workers, School Nurses, McKinney-Vento Caseworkers, 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 health needs of our students. We reach out to the community and agencies  in order to form partnerships, secure resources, and help 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 and abuse, attendance, truancy, disciplinary concerns, teen pregnancy, physical and behavioral health concerns, homelessness, food insecurity, etc.

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

Natalie Gouge-Director of Student Services-PreK-Graduation

McDowell County Schools

652-4535 ext. 300

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

McDowell Early College:
Terri Ingle-Counselor
Melissa Newton-Nurse
Tera Willis- McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
AEC:
Counselor-Melanie Rose
Tera Willis-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
Beth Gilliland-Nurse
 
McDowell High School:
Kendall Waugh-Counselor
Tommy Cox-Counselor
Glenda Glenn-Counselor
Leah Flynn Stewart-Counselor
Sherri McCoyle-Social Worker
Crystal Brown-Nurse
Debbie Ledford-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
Tera Willis- McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
West Middle School
Lora Atkins-Counselor
Chris Kirby-Counselor
Diana McEntire-Nurse
Ann Harkey- McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
Foothills Community School
Chris Kirby-Counselor
Diana McEntire-Nurse
Ann Harkey-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
East Middle School:
Ashley Bartlett-Counselor
Tim Partlow-Counselor
Nicole Bolick-Social Worker
Gail Ellis-Nurse
Ann Harkey- McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
West Marion Elem.
Wendy Gaffigan-Counselor
Autumn Bartlett-Nurse
Becky Huskins- McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
Pleasant Gardens Elem.
Doris Burleson-Counselor
Amy Snider-Social Worker-through DSS
Jenna Taylor-Nurse
Ann James-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
Old Fort Elem.
Autumn Rumfelt-Counselor
Kristi Lawing-Nurse
Ann James-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
North Cove Elem.
Lori Hope-Counselor
Autumn Bartlett-Nurse
Becky Huskins-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
Nebo Elem.
Ellen Miller-Counselor
Christina Wooten-Social Worker
Greta Smith-Nurse
Becky Huskins-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
Marion Elem.
Jill King-Counselor
Kristi Lawing-Nurse
Becky Huskins-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
Glenwood Elem.
Betty Ross-Counselor
Sara Brewer-Social Worker-through DSS
Beth Gilliland-Nurse
Ann Harkey-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
Eastfield Elem.
Sally Cocklin-Counselor
Melissa Newton-Nurse
Emily Shirley-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
Headstart
Emily Shirley-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
Early Headstart
Emily Shirley-McKinney-Vento Caseworker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NC High School Graduation Requirements
For 9th graders entering in 2012-2013 and later
 
US Occupational Outlook Handbook
 

KnowHow2GO

http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/

KnowHow2GO is a campaign designed to encourage students and veterans to prepare for college. Learn how to be college-ready!

CFNC-Career Interest Explorer Assessment for Elementary Students
 
This guide helps parents and teachers prevent drug abuse among young
adults. It also provides actionable steps on how to best help the
child if he comes in contact with substances.
 
parents-and-educators/
 


Quit Smoking Community guide shows the dangers of vaping and electronic
cigarettes to teenagers:

https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/dangers-of-e-cigs/