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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 Cliffdale Elementary School

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

Ms. Rada Taylor, School Social Worker

School Social Worker, Ms. Rada Taylor
Available: Thursday, Friday, and every other Wednesday

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.


School Psychologist

Ms. Dana Smith, School Psychologist

School Psychologist, Ms. Dana Smith

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 for teachers.  Counseling for students.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.





Shacarra Taylor


School Counselor,  Ms. Shacarra Taylor

I am Shacarra Taylor, your school counselor. I am a master student at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke completing my master’s in Professional School Counseling. This is my first year at Cliffdale and I have enjoyed getting to know all of you. I am a native of Orrum, NC a small town south of Lumberton in Robeson County. I also have a bachelors of science in biology from North Carolina Central University and have served on the committee of North Carolina School Counselors. My job is to serve our population here at Cliffdale with care and concern. I want to make sure all of our children are safe and cared for. I look forward to continue to get to know you all!


School Nurse, Ms. Anna Trimble 

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.

School Exceptional Children Case Teacher:

Mia Jackson
Phone: 864- 3442
Times available: Monday and Tuesday 7:30-3:00, Friday 11:30-3:00

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.

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:
Joseph Peek, CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison 


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

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Published by Shannon Rose on November 28, 2017