Phone: (919) 464-2303
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Psychology North Carolina State University MAEd in Counselor Education East Carolina University NCDPI School Counselor, K-12 Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#3346) National Board Certified Counselor (#85336) Office Hours: 11:00-4:45 Please use the link below to request an appointment.
Ms. Desiree Stover
"Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows." Helen Keller
Welcome to CTLA! This is my fifth year as Counselor for CTLA. I've worked as a School Counselor and private therapist for 30 years with experience in a variety of settings.
I support student success in a number of ways. My primary responsibility is to promote success within the school environment. I recognize that students' overall well-being is fundamental to academic achievement, and I encourage students to see me when encountering academic, social, or personal difficulty. Counselors address the concerns of students and, when necessary, connect them and families with the resources they may need, both inside and outside of school.
A little about me: I grew up in upstate New York and relocated to North Carolina when I was in high school. I graduated from North Carolina State University and East Carolina University. I am licensed through the NC Department of Public Instruction (K-12) and the NC Board for Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC). I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am owned by two very spoiled cats, Jingles and Sofie. I love baseball and always pull for the Yankees. In my spare time, I'm a photographer and painter and love to travel for new photo opportunities.
My door is open and I look forward to getting to know you!
The Food Pantry at SSS will be open Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 5. Please spread the word. We have staples and fresh veggies and fruit. Some frozen meats. Come out and drive in the school entrance where the tennis courts and soccer fields are. Drive around the back circle and students will deliver to their car.
As we anticipate a return to a normal school year in 2021-2022, with our students participating in face-to-face instruction five days a week, we are offering an exciting new opportunity for families. In the fall of 2021 we will open a new school, the JCPS Virtual Academy, for any student interested in grades K-12.
While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.