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Student Services

This Website contains links to the Student Services Department, Transcripts, and Attendance. Scholarship and student enrichment opportunities bulletins from the Jack Britt Counseling Center are on Edmodo and in order to get the codes, students need to come into the guidance office to receive those codes.

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.

School Counselors: Available 8:10 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

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.

This photo is Counseling Department Chair, Natalie Haire
School Counselor: Natalie Haire, Director of Counseling (
UNC Greensboro – Psychology
Liberty University – Masters in School Counseling
Homeroom Assignments: Last Names  HI – MA






This is a photo of counselor William McLean

School Counselor: William McLean (

UNC Pembroke – MA School Counseling
St. Andrews University – BA History/Asian Studies

Homeroom Assignments: Last Names  MC – RI





This is a photo of counselor Margie Piela


School Counselor: Margie Piela (

UNC Pembroke – MA School Counseling
U of Mass/Boston – BS Business Mgt

Homeroom Assignments: Last Names  CU – HE




This is a photo of counselor Wendy Paroli


School Counselor: Wendy Paroli (

UNC Pembroke – MA School Counseling
UNC Charlotte – BA Psychology

Homeroom Assignments: Last Names  A – CR





This is a photo of counselor Travis Bennett


School Counselor: Travis Bennett (

Webster University – MA Counseling
St. Augustine University – BA Criminal Justice

Homeroom Assignments: Last Names  RO – Z



Counselor Mary Ellen Wright in front of Green Chalkboard Style Background


School Counselor: Mary Ellen Wright (

Campbell University – M.Ed in School Counseling
UNC-Greensboro – BS in Home Economics Education



Guidance Secretary/Registrar
Mandy Abernathy

Data Manager
Kayla Hicks

Attendance Clerk
Michelle McKoy 

School Social Worker:

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors’s 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 Social Worker: Jean Thomas (
Available 8:10 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

Methodist University – BA Social Work
Central Texas College – AA General Studies

School Exceptional Children Case Teacher

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.

School Exceptional Children Case Teacher: Elizabeth (Beth) Markham (
Phone: 910-429-2800 ext. 3120
Times Available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8 AM – 4 PM

School Psychologist
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.

School Psychologist: Nicole Fanaj (

School Nurse
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 Nurse: Stacy Washington (

Available: Tuesday only

Military Family Life Counselor: Dawn McGrath (910) 723-1341

The Military and Family Life Counseling Program supports service members, their families and survivors with non-medical counseling worldwide. Trained to work with the military community, military, and family life counselors deliver valuable face-to-face counseling services, briefings, and presentations to the military community both on and off the installation.


CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison: Howard Lattimore. (910) 678-2433

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.

This image is of Mark Patton, MSTC
Military Student Transitions Consultant (MSTC)
Mark Patton
Louisiana Tech University – Master of Arts in Education
For details on the MSTC Program visit


Available at Jack Britt School on Wednesday afternoons and Fridays all day. You can also make an appointment via his email
The MSTC is a highly specialized education professional embedded with the school district. The MSTC is assigned specific schools like Jack Britt High School to provide assistance to military-connected students with needs related to increasing support system for social-emotional well-being and transition. The MSTC performs activities and delivers professional development within the school and community to support this goal. The MSTC works directly with children and parents on a daily basis. MSTCs are expected to be subject matter experts on numerous issues to assist our military-connected families – active duty, veteran, retired, National Guard/Reserves, or Civil Service employees.
The Military Student Transitions Consultant 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 positive social development, as well as aid in the behavioral and academic success of all students.

Community Resources:

Dial 2-1-1 or visit

Registration Information

2019-2020 Course Selection Guide

Career & Technical Education

CCS Counseling Page for information about scholarships and financial aid

College Board 

NC Virtual Public School

Transcripts (for uploaded only – mailed transcripts can be requested from the office)

Published by Amanda Long on February 24, 2020