Student Support Team (SST)
Our Mission: To provide the structures, supports and services that help to build social-emotional foundation upon which our students build high academic achievement.
To make a referral to SST, use the link in The Buzz titled Student Services Referral Form under Helpful Links. We meet every other week and review the referrals and provide the intervention for the students referred.
SST Team Documents:
SST September 2015 Newsletter.pdf
Attendance Handout BOY 2015-16.pdf
Carla Gaymon- As Site Coordinator for Communities In Schools, it is my mission to strengthen family and community partnerships, and organize services which benefit students' academic, social, and emotional success. Communities In Schools addresses the needs of all students at Allenbrook, as well as a targeted group of students to support attendance, behavior, classwork, and parental involvement. My role helps students gain the most from each learning day by ensuring that they and their families are matched with community resources that target both academic and nonacademic needs.
Beatrice Bui- My role as a School Psychologist is to help students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. I collaborate with teachers, school administrators, and families to improve school-related difficulties, facilitate the learning and development of children, and create supportive learning environments.
Brittany Medley- As the Counselor at Allenbrook Elementary School will provide academic, emotional and social support for every child in need. The goal of the counseling department is to teach students positive life skills that will help them to be successful in life. I am available to students for individual counseling, conflict mediation, classroom guidance and small group counseling. I also consult with teachers, parents, and others regarding student's needs as well as make referrals to outside agencies.
Diane Curran- My role as School Social Worker is also to help students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Social workers eliminate barriers to student achievement by targeting four areas of focus including assessment, attendance/truancy/dropout prevention, McKinney Vento Services, and crisis intervention. Strategies I use to address these areas of focus include individual and group counseling, parent meetings/contact, attendance monitoring (including submission to the legal department for truancy), referrals to outside agencies and other ways to reduce or eliminate barriers to our students receiving their education.
Kevin Oliphant- As the Behavior Management Technician (BMT) I am available to students for behavioral and emotional support inside and outside of the classroom. I work with students to develop the tools necessary to be successful in the school environment and work with families to reinforce these tools at home. I also consult with teachers regarding the student’s needs and implementation of interventions.
Shavon Russell- As a School Nurse I manage the health room which includes assessment of health conditions, band-aids, first aid, application of ice and communicating with parents daily as needed. Case management of children with chronic health conditions to make sure their EAPs and medication orders are up to date i.e. allergies/asthma and distribute these to all staff who need to know. Monitor/manage and help track immunization and physical exam compliance for all grades but especially pertinent for Pre-K and K students who need physicals before school starts. I'm also always available to assess/counsel and offer advice to staff who need questions answered their BP checked etc.
Other Support Services at Allenbrook:
A Child’s Place- A Child’s Place (ACP) works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. Brittany Davis and Latarshia Oliver will be here on Tuesdays and Thursdays to support our students and their families.Pride in NC- Michael Vroom, LPC, is our School Based Mental Health Services provider who provides therapy for some of our students. PRIDE provides a community-based network of services designed to serve an individual’s needs in the least restrictive and most appropriate setting. Services are developed based upon the premise that programs should be as flexible and un-restrictive as the individual's needs allow. Additionally, these services should change as the needs of the individual changes.