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!
Dear CTLA Students and Parents, Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and all the changes and hardships that have come with it, JCC has made the decision to waive all Activity and CAPS fees for high school students for the Fall 2020 semester. This means that ALL high school dual-enrolled students will be eligible for a ONE-TIME FALL 2020 WAIVER of Activity and CAPS fees. Technology fees and course-specific fees will still apply and will be billed accordingly. Please contact the JCC Cashiers Office for additional information at 919-209-2165. Thank you.
For the past 15 years, Johnston County Public Schools has honored our local veterans with a special Veterans Day celebration program. The 2020 celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The online program begins at 11 a.m., and a link to the program will be posted...
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.
As students in grades K-5 begin returning to school, the curbside locations for free meals will now be located at each middle and high school. The curbside meal locations at our elementary schools will end on Friday, Oct. 2 and will open at the middle and high schools on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.