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School Social Workers

School social workers are trained in providing comprehensive supports and services to address barriers impacting the social, emotional, academic, and physical needs of all students. School social work services include assessment and screening, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and prevention, family support, advocacy, and classroom instruction. School social workers provide consultation and training to administrators and school personnel related to the whole child, including behavior and classroom management, mental health, child abuse, and neglect, and other crises. School social workers address the varied needs of students, with and without disabilities, who may be experiencing violence and harassment, facing homelessness, are pregnant or parenting, have chronic absenteeism or truancy issues, are transitioning between school and treatment programs, foster care, or the juvenile justice system, are at high-risk for dropping out of school, and have other behavioral and mental health challenges.

CCS Social Worker Team:

Njideka White

njideka.white@cravenk12.org

 Graham A. Barden Elementary, Havelock Elementary, Roger Bell New Tech Academy, Havelock Middle School, Early College East

Jennifer Lowman

jennifer.lowman@cravenk12.org

 Trent Park Elementary, AH Bangert Elementary, JT Barber Elementary, HJ MacDonald Middle, Craven Early College

Tara Hardy

tara.hardy@cravenk12.org

Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary, West Craven Middle School, West Craven High School, Craven Virtual Academy 

Karen Dew

karen.dew@cravenk12.org 

 Brinson Memorial Elementary, WJ Gurganus Elementary, Grover C. Fields Middle School, Havelock High School 

Laura Holt

laura.holt@cravenk12.org 

Arthur W. Edwards Elementary, Bridgeton Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Tucker Creek Middle School

Kim Rademacher

kimberly.rademacher@cravenk12.org

Ben D. Quinn Elementary, James W. Smith Elementary, Oaks Road Academy, New Bern High School