Student Support Services

Student Support Services2020-12-08T15:16:25-08:00

About Student Support Services

The goal of the NCESD Student Support Services Department is to assist our school personnel to build supportive learning environments through the continuous development of age-appropriate prevention and intervention services. As the use of substances and involvement with violence have been linked in research to academic failure, our mission is to remove non-academic barriers to learning in order to become productive, secure, and self-sufficient members of their communities.

Areas of focus include:

  • Student Assistance Prevention & Intervention Services Program (for students at-risk of substance use or impacted by others’ use)
  • Healthy Youth Survey support & data training
  • Educational Advocates (for students at-risk of juvenile justice involvement)
  • Student Threat Assessment (for school-based teams to assess, monitor, and support students at-risk  for violent behaviors)
  • Readiness To Learn early intervention staffing cooperative (via Title 1/LAP funding, for at-risk students experiencing non-academic barriers to learning)
  • Suicide Prevention & Intervention training & technical assistance to schools
  • Signs of Suicide prevention program trainer for school implementation
  • Check & Connect (Tier 3 intervention) program trainer for school administrators, coordinators, & mentors
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training & technical support for school response
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer for school staff
  • Mental Health in High Schools health curriculum trainer for school teachers and/or school counselors
  • Improvement Science

Currently Funded Programs

  • CPWI SAPISP sites
  • Educational Advocate sites
  • Highly Capable cooperative
  • Calendar of annual HiCap activities
  • WaKIDS teacher training
  • Readiness To Learn cooperative
  • Equity & Measures


Staff Training Menu

Areas of Initiative

  • CHI/ACH/Opioid Workgroup
    1.  Healthy Youth Survey
  • Education Advocate, Title I Part D
  • Highly Capable
  • Early Childhood
  • Equity & Measures
    1.  HB 1541
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences/School-Based Response to Trauma
  • Social-Emotional Learning/Washington State K-12 SEL Standards
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless TA support
  • School-based Mental Health
  • School Counselor support

Student Support Services Programs

Our Student Support Services Staff

Amy McCubbin

Student Assistant Specialist

Arely Nunez

Student Assistance Professional, Soap Lake

Crystal Fickey

Student Assistance Program Coordinator

Dylan Kling

Student Assistant Professional

Leigh Allison-Ray

Student Assistant Specialist

Lesa Eiffert

Student Assistance Professional

Leticia Mendoza

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant/Family Resource Coordinator

Lynell Morrison-Nelson

Educational Advocate

Mariah Taylor

Student Assistance Professional - Ephrata

Shelley Valdez-Schultz

Student Assistance Professional

Susan Hinger

Student Assistance Professional - Oroville & Tonasket

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