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Student Services

List of Student Services at SVHS.


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.

List of  Professorial Supporters’ located in our Guidance Office to help serves our students.

Ms. Shawn Jones, Lead Counselor
Mr. Cory Singletary, Counselor
Ms. Leigh Faircloth, Counselor
Ms. Stacey Lawson, Counselor
Mr. Jerry Bittle, Counselor
Ms. Latasha Smith, Social Worker
Ms. Cubia McLean-Massey, EC Case Manager
Mr. Mark Patton, Military Student Transitions Consultant
Mr. Howard Lattimore, Military Family, and Youth Liaison

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.

Available: Monday – Friday (07:45 a.m.-04:00 p.m.)

EC Case Teacher: Mrs. Cubia McLean-Massey

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 their 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.

Available: Monday – Friday (07:45 a.m.-04:00 p.m.)
Email Address:
Phone Number: 910.425.8181 ext: 758

School Social Worker: Ms. Latasha Smith

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 prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

Available: Monday – Friday (07:45 a.m.-04:00 p.m.)
Email Address:
Phone Number: 910.425.8181 ext: 720

School Psychologist: Ms. Anita McGaha

School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program. they provide assessment and testing of students for special services. Consultation with teachers. Counseling for students. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.

Available: Monday – Friday (07:45 a.m.-04:00 p.m.)

School Nurse: Ms. Linda Cusi, RN, PHNII (School Health)

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.

Available: Only on Wednesdays (08:00 a.m.-03:00 p.m.)

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison: Ms. Cathy Hurely

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

Contact: Cathy Hurley at 910.678.2433.

Military Student Transitions Consultant: Mr. Mark Patton

The MSTC is available to:

  • Help all students successfully navigate the academic, emotional and behavioral stressors, that may negatively impede the learning experience.
  • Reduce the number of disciplinary infractions in an effort to maximize classroom time, and enhance learning opportunities.
  • Facilitate a positive social development, as well as aid in the behavioral and academic success of all students.
  • To locate more information about the MSTC Program visit this website Military Child .(
  • Contact Military Student Transitions Consultant by clicking this email link.

Community Resources:

Counselors and Support Staff responsibilities 

  • Counselor Assignments are based on the grade level and the student’s last name.
  • Students will be assigned to the same counselor throughout the duration of their high school career.

Ms. Shawn Jones
(Students’: 10-12 / IB, SED, IDMod, OCS)
Department Chair
IB Academy Counselor
SED, IDMod, OCS Counselor
Graduate Intern Supervisor
GDVS Report Completion (mid yr & end yr)
Diploma Petition Contact
Senior Awards Day Coordinator
SIT Representative
EOY Closeout Coordinator
Senior Series Coordinator
Master Schedule Co-Coordinator
Outstanding Seniors
Summer Graduate Coordinator
First Responder
Grade Suppression Coordinator
Student 2 Student Coordinator (Military Student Program)
Media Coordinator


Mr. Jerry Bittle
(Students: 10th – 12th / A – F)
NCVPS Distance Learning Liaison (DLA)
Student 2 Student Coordinator (Military Student Program)
ASVAB Coordinator/Military Contact
NC Scholars/ Honor Seniors
First Responder

Mr. Cory Singletary
(Students: 10th-12th / G – N
FTCC High School Connections
CoordinatorPublic Safety Academy Counselor
AP Teleconferencing Coordinator
Parent Teacher Conference Coordinator
Presidential Awards
First Responder


Ms. Leigh Faircloth
(Students: 9th A – Z)
Freshman Counselor
Freshman Seminar Coordinator
Underclassmen Awards Ceremony
8th Grade Orientation Coordinator
Student Service Team Coordinator
Section 504 Student Accommodations Coordinator


Ms. Stacey Lawson
(Students: 10th-12th / O- Z)
Academy of Scholars Coach
College Application Week Coordinator/College Visit Coordinator
Morehead/Parks Coordinator
Monthly Senior Newsletter Coordinator
Scholarship Chair/ Coordinator
Junior Parent Night Coordinator
CGR Co-Coordinator
Advance Placement Teleconferencing Coordinator

Ms. Sophia Hilliard-Durham
Academically and Intellectually Gifted Coordinator
Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program
Advance Placement Testing Coordinator
AIG Newsletters

Ms. Latasha Smith
Social Worker
Student Attendance Coordinator
Dropout Prevention Coordinator
Homebound Students
Request for Course Work Due to Absences Contact
Social Security/SSI Correspondence Contact
CGR Co-Coordinator


Mrs. Yvonne Johnson
Registration/Withdrawal Contact
Mid-Year Graduate Contact
SAT/ACT Waiver Contact
Senior Dues/ Senior Fees Coordinator


Ms. Denise McLemore
Power School Data Manager
Report Cards
Progress Reports
Grade Change Request



    • We have an open door policy in the Counseling Office for students wishing to see their counselor.
    • Students may visit the Counseling Office before school, after school, and at the beginning of their lunch period.
    • However, if the counselor is not available or if the visit will cause them to miss being in class, the student will need to see Ms. Johnson to schedule an appointment.
    • Students in emergency situations will be seen immediately by the first available counselor.
    • All students must sign in prior to being assisted. Students may visit the Counseling Office before school, after school, and at the beginning of their lunch period.
    • Students may also stop by the Counseling Office between classes to schedule an appointment with the counselor.
    • If a student chooses to stop by between classes they need to make sure they have enough time to make it to class without being tardy.
      • Counseling Office Phone Number 910.425.8181
      • Counseling Office Fax Number 910.425.2961

    Scholarship and College Information for School Year 2018-2019

    • Mrs. Lawson is our School Counselor and has the responsibility for this school year to help the parent’s of this year Graduating Class of 2019 to learn about the several types of scholarship that are available for Seniors.
    • Our Seniors need to start applying for these numerous scholarship opportunities as soon as they return to school for the school year.
    • Additionally, she will be providing information about colleges that our Seniors may be interested in attending after graduating at 08:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum.

    Scholarship and College Information

    To receive all of this great information click the link below and enter an email address to be added to our Scholarship and College Information Database.

    If you need additional information you can contact Mrs. Lawson by emailing her.

Published by Angela LaMar on August 18, 2018
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