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Student Services

Manchester Elementary School’s Student Services Team (SST)
*Manchester Elementary’s SST meets each Tuesday.

School Counselor Services

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.

Norma E. Dupe, MEd. NBCT
Mrs. Dupe has been the counselor at Manchester Elementary for 30 years.  Her duties include Program Planning, Counseling, Consulting, Coordination and Student Appraisal.

Individual and Small Group Counseling services are provided for students.  Referrals for counseling services are made by parents, teachers, administrators, and students.  Counseling services focus on academic, personal, social, and career competencies.

Small group counseling includes Self-Esteem, Divorce & Separation, Study Skills, Social Skills, Good Choices, Deployment, Grief & loss, and Anger Management.

School-wide activities include Career Day and annual Service Learning Projects.

Mrs. Dupe chairs Manchester’s Student Services Committee, which accepts referrals for academic and/or behavioral concerns for students.  This committee meets each Wednesday of every week.

Mrs. Dupe is available at Manchester Elementary Monday-Friday of each week and can be reached by phone at 910.436.2151 or e-mail:

School Social Work Services

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.

June Hoffler-Manchester’s School Social Worker
Ms. Hoffler is available at Manchester Elementary Monday-Wednesday of each week and can be reached by phone at 910.436.2151 or e-mail: 

School Psychologist Student Services

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.

Mrs. Vickie West-Manchester Elementary School’s School Psychologist  
Mrs. West currently serves three schools including Manchester and can be contacted for an appointment by phone at 910.436.2151 or by e-mail:

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.

Rachelle Hinton – School Nurse –

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:
Howard Lattimore


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 Rebecca McLean on October 10, 2017
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