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Student Services

Cumberland County Schools Student Services

Our Mission:  Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.


Some of the special resources available at Stedman Elementary School include:
Photo of School Guidance Counselor Liz StricklandSchool Counselor:  Liz Strickland (

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, and academic advisement.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.






School Psychologist:  Scott Smith ( Available Tuesdays at Stedman Elementary

School psychologists are highly trained both in psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program.  They provide assessment and testing of 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.


Photo of School Social Worker Kim BooneSchool Social Worker:  Kim Boone (  Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Stedman Elementary

School social workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work.  They are the link among 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 Nurse:  Ashley Bullard  Available Mondays at Stedman Elementary (483-3886)

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.

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:  Joseph Peek (910-678-7008)

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

Exceptional Children Case Teacher:  Ebony Blue ( Available Mondays and Thursdays at Stedman Elementary (483-3886)

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 his/her 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 Beth Matthews on March 13, 2020