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Role of a School Social Worker

The School Social Worker serves as a vital link between the home, the school, and the community. The mission of the School Social Worker is to alleviate barriers for students so they can be successful in school. School Social Workers are professionally trained and licensed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

In Johnston County, School Social Workers are assigned to a cluster of three to four schools. School Social Workers make school visits on Tuesdays through Fridays; many referrals require School Social Workers to make homes visits to talk with parents about school related concerns. 

School Social Workers work with students and families for many different reasons.  Several of these include: attendance concerns, family dysfunction, substance abuse, child abuse/neglect, life-threatening behaviors, economic deprivation, inadequate health care and lack of understanding of school policies and procedures. 

School Social Workers provide advocacy for the child or family and are a link to community resources as well.  They make home visits to get parents involved in their children’s education, and provide transportation on a limited basis for families to access community resources and attend school conferences.


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School Social Worker Assignments

Susan Kelly, Lead Phyllis Brown Ashlie Pope
(919) 625-0545 (919) 369-5701 (919) 369-6991
susankelly@johnston.k12.nc.us phyllisbrownssw@johnston.k12.nc.us ashliepope@johnston.k12.nc.us
*South Johnston HS *Dixon Road ES *Clayton HS
Meadow School McGee's ES Clayton MS
McGee's MS West Clayton ES
West Johnston HS Career & Tech Leadership Acad
Endra Pugh Carla Pearce Nan Jones
(919) 369-5795 (919) 369-6955 (919) 625-3085
endrapugh@johnston.k12.nc.us carlapearce@johnston.k12.nc.us nancyjones@johnston.k12.nc.us
*Cooper ES *Princeton HS & MS *Powhatan ES
East Clayton ES Princeton ES Wilson's Mills ES
Riverwood ES South Smithfield ES Polenta ES
Riverwood MS
Julie Hodge Whitney Kelbaugh Serreda Jenkins
(919) 625-4224 (919) 369-6752 (919) 369-6093
juliehodge@johnston.k12.nc.us whitneykelbaugh@johnston.k12.nc.us serredajenkins@johnston.k12.nc.us
*West View ES *South Campus MS & HS *Smithfield-Selma HS
Cleveland ES Selma ES Smithfield MS
Cleveland MS Selma MS West Smithfield ES
Cleveland HS Early College
Middle College
Jamie Sessoms Gay Hicks Michele Norman
(919) 754-7030 (919) 524-0711 (919) 524-0768
jamiesessoms@johnston.k12.nc.us camillahicks@johnston.k12.nc.us michelenorman@johnston.k12.nc.us
*Corinth Holder ES *Glendale-Kenly ES *Benson MS
Corinth Holder HS North Johnston MS Benson ES
Archer Lodge MS North Johnston HS Four Oaks ES
River Dell ES Micro ES Four Oaks MS
   Pine Level ES  
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