• Welcome to Dropout Prevention/School Social Work Services


    Guilford County Schools employs school social workers to provide a link between homes, schools and communities. School social workers serve elementary, middle and high schools throughout the district to promote and support educational goals. They are uniquely qualified to provide a variety of direct and indirect services to assist students and families.  As part of the educational team, school social workers promote and support students' academic and social success. School social workers are professionally trained and licensed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  

    GCS is fortunate to have a dropout prevention designee in all of the district's elementary, middle and high schools.  Having site-based designees allows us to focus on building relationships with students while helping them overcome barriers to academic success.  Our primary focus is on prevention, intervention and recovery.  We are committed to accomplishing the district's goal of increasing the number of students that graduate in four years.

    Services to the schools may include:

    • Assessing student needs
    • Assisting in the identification of students with special needs
    • Coordinating services for families and students
    • Helping students develop appropriate social skills and improved self-concept
    • Helping to identify a student’s strengths
    • Identifying and resolving barriers to education  
    • Intervening in situations involving family dysfunction
    • Meeting with students individually and in groups
    • Networking with community agencies and identifying resources
    • Participating on intervention teams
    • Providing consultation and program coordination
    • Providing outreach to parents
    • Providing problem solving and conflict resolution
    • Providing staff development
    • Serving as an advocate for the child’s educational needs

      For additional information, contact your school.   

       

    Click here to view a video from staff at UNC-G Middle CollegeAttendance Logo

     

    School Social Worker at Swann and Allen Middle Schools

    distributing food resources during COVID-19 pandemic

    School Social Workers distribute food during pandemic

     

    We Are Guilford County Schools

  • 2500 Lee's Chapel Road
    Greensboro, NC  27405

    Phone:  336-621-4019
    Fax:  336-375-2564

    Dr. Fredricca Stokes
    Director of Student Support Services & Drug Free Schools

    Shontria Carrington
    Supervisor of Dropout Prevention and School Social Work Services
    carrins@gcsnc.com

    Shannon Murray
    Dropout Prevention Coordinator

    Emily Wright
    Social Worker - Assessments

    Barbara Campbell
    Office Support
    campbeb@gcsnc.com

     


    GCS Student Crisis Hotline

    Operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

    336-332-7295

     


     

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