Student Support Services

Student Support Services will assist all students in achieving their full academic potential by providing opportunities to enhance their emotional, social and physical well-being.

All of the contacts below are located at the following address:

ADR Education Center
410 Garfield Street
Statesville, NC  28677

Executive Director of Student Services
Kelly Marcy
Fax: 704-978-0078

Administrative Assistant for Student Services 
Vincella Morgan-Simpson
Fax: 704-978-0078

District Behavior Coordinator
Jessica Smith 
Fax: 704-978-0078  

School Social Worker
Tonya Reid 
Fax: 704-978-0078

School Social Worker
Justin Hefner
Fax: 704-978-0078 

School Social Worker
Emily Nesbitt
Fax: 704-978-0078


Lead Nurse
Karen Kerley
Fax: 704-978-0078


Cheryl Brawley BSN, RN, NCSN   
NB Mills Elementary
Cloverleaf Elementary

Linda Call BSN, RN, NCSN
Celeste Henkel Elementary
Central Elementary
Sharon Elementary

Pam Duncan BSN, RN, NCSN
East Iredell Middle 
Statesville Middle

Kelly Feimster BSN, RN, NCSN
Crossroads Early College
Statesville High School
Union Grove Elementary

Rhonda Gehring BSN, RN,NCSN
Cool Spring Elementary
East Elementary

Orian Holland BSN, RN, NCSN
Troutman Elementary
Troutman Middle


Marla Houston BSN, RN, NCSN
Northview IB
West Iredell Middle

Susan Johnson BSN, RN, NCSN
Lake Norman Elementary
South Iredell High

Kathryn Jones BSN, RN
East Iredell Middle

Tammy Loudermilt BSN, RN, NCSN
Scotts Elementary
West Iredell High

Laura Marino BSN, RN, NCSN
Brawley Middle
Woodland Heights Elementary

Tonika Miller BSN, RN
Coddle Creek Elementary
Mt Mourne IB
Shepherd Elementary


Kim Morse BSN, RN, NCSN
Lake Norman High School

Amber Perkins BSN, RN, NCSN
Harmony Elementary
Third Creek Elementary

Karen Pope BSN, RN, NCSN
Lake Norman Elementary
Lakeshore Elementary
Lakeshore Middle

Linda Post BSN, RN, NCSN
North Iredell High
North Iredell Middle


School Nurse Resources

Section 504


Homebound Packet

It is the mission of Iredell-Statesville Schools to rigorously challenge all students to achieve their academic potential and to lead productive and rewarding lives. We will achieve this mission with the support of parents, staff, and the community. Iredell-Statesville Schools believes that every student can learn and deserves rich classroom instruction. The district realizes that some circumstances arise where homebound instruction is necessary in place of attending regular school. With that being said, many studies have been performed on school attendance and student achievement, and the results are not surprising "...student test performance is better when class attendance is better and students with better attendance demonstrate more knowledge of the course materials" (Ledman and Kamuche, 2002).

It needs to be recognized that the student will get the best education while being at school and not at home. The homebound program is one way Iredell-Statesville Schools is attempting to meet the educational needs of all its students. If a student is expected to miss school no more than (2) two weeks (high school) or (4) four weeks (elementary or middle school), the school site should manage assignments, this would not be considered homebound. The expectation is for students, that would be eligible, to receive homebound on an "as needed basis". If a student is expected to miss more than the allotted time, she/he would be eligible for homebound services by completing the appropriate referral form. If the student is a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), please contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at ADR. If homebound services will last more than 12 weeks, a new homebound referral form will need to be completed upon re-evaluation by the supervising physician. The school team will review the continued need for homebound every 30 days. If the student has an IEP, the IEP Team will review the need for continued homebound services through the IEP process. Information that is needed to enroll your student in the homebound program is found in the Homebound Packet. Please make sure that all forms are complete or delays in the processing may occur.

To download the entire packet, click below.Homebound PacketTo view or download particular forms, see the individual links below.

HB Form 1 Homebound Service Instruction
HB Form 2 Parent Authorization for Homebound Services Instruction
HB Form 3 Physicians Referral for Homebound Services Instruction
HB Form 4 Physicians Referral for OBGYN Diagnosis
HB Form 5 Psychiatrists Referral for Homebound Services Instruction
HB Form 6 Homebound Teacher
HB Form 7 Class Assignments From HB Teacher
HB Form 8 Survival Guide for Teachers
HB Form 9 Summary of Progress NOT FOR Exceptional Children with an IEP
HB Form 10 Teachers of Homebound Students
HB Form 11 Home Visit Record Attendance Log
HB Form 12 Homebound Review


MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices. NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all. ISS has a continually growing model of support for behavior which includes research-based best practice solutions. 

For district behavior support please contact Jessica Smith at 

Behavior Resources

MTSS Wiki- for MTSS Behavior Documents: 

18-19 ARC Application

Social Work Referral

McKinney Vento

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The Education for Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY) program, authorized under the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), is designed to address the needs of homeless children and youths and ensure educational rights and protections for these children and youths. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) amended the McKinney-Vento Act, and changes made by the ESSA took effect on October 1, 2016.

Facts By the Numbers



Supporting the Success of Homeless Children and Youths

Who is considered homeless?

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, the term “homeless children and youths” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youths:

  • who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
  • are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;
  • who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
  • and who are migratory children who live in one of the above circumstances

What protections does the McKinney-Vento Act require for homeless children and youth?

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) must review and revise policies and procedures to remove barriers to a high-quality education for homeless children and youths. Every SEA must have an Office of the State Coordinator to oversee implementation of the Act, and every LEA must designate a local liaison able to carry out their duties to ensure that homeless students are identified and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed in school. The McKinney-Vento Act also requires that:

  • homeless students who move have the right to remain in their schools of origin (i.e., the school the student attended when permanently housed or in which the student was last enrolled, which includes preschools) if that is in the student’s best interest;
  • if it is in the student’s best interest to change schools, homeless students must be immediately enrolled in a new school, even if they do not have the records normally required for enrollment;
  • transportation must be provided to or from a student’s school of origin, at the request of a parent, guardian, or, in the case of an unaccompanied youth, the local liaison;
  • homeless students must have access to all programs and services for which they are eligible, including special education services, preschool, school nutrition programs, language assistance for English learners, career and technical education, gifted and talented programs, magnet schools, charter schools, summer learning, online learning, and before and after-school care;
  • unaccompanied youths must be accorded specific protections, including immediate enrollment in school without proof of guardianship;
  • parents, guardians, and unaccompanied youths have the right to dispute an eligibility, school selection, or enrollment decision.

McKinney-Vento Out-of-District Bus Transportation Stats

MV Out of District Bus Transportation Stats


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Contacts (Including School-Based Liaisons and State Coordinator)

For Service Requests  - contact the School counselor (School Based McKinney Vento Liaison)


Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Celeste Henkel Elementary

Nichole Lentz


Brawley Middle

Dana Overcash


Lake Norman High

Stephanie Elsass


Central Elementary

Stephanie Wright


East Iredell Middle

Becky Rader


North Iredell High

Jennifer Trent


Cloverleaf Elementary

Debbie Addis


Lakeshore Middle

Corinne Wisecup


South Iredell High

Jennifer Gambill


Coddle Creek Elementary

Molly Palmer


North Iredell Middle

Adrian Zaremba


Statesville High

Leslie Rucker


Cool Spring Elementary

Greg Farr


Statesville Middle

Lydia Mayberry


West Iredell High

Angela Milliron


East Iredell Elementary



Troutman Middle

Christy Davidson



Harmony Elementary

Kara Clouse


West Iredell Middle

Mariah Wellman



Lake Norman Elementary

Jayne Sprinkle



Lakeshore Elementary

Kellie Carr



N.B. Mills Elementary

Maura Ciasulli



Scotts Elementary

Amanda Brookshire



Sharon Elementary

Melissa Triplett



Shepherd Elementary

Beth Linquist



Third Creek Elementary

Katherine Wolfe



Troutman Elementary

Kim Haydt



Union Grove Elementary

Chante Vaughn



Woodland Heights Elementary

Niche Faulkner



Other Contacts

Spanish Interpreter

Herbert Vanegas



Tonya W Reid

Iredell Statesville Schools

McKinney Vento District Liaison

ADR Ed. Ctr.

410 Garfield Street

Statesville NC 28677


Lisa Phillips

State Coordinator for Homeless Education

North Carolina Homeless Education Program

The SERVE Center at UNCG


Phone: (336) 315-7491


How YOU Can Help

You can help the homeless  students/families in Iredell Statesville Schools by donating the following:

Hair care services


Food items

Transportation (auto service, gas cards, taxi fare, etc.)

Personal hygiene (male/female)

Gift cards (meals, gas, etc.)

Household/Laundry cleaning items

Extra-curricular activities participation (supplies, fees, etc.)

School supplies

Student fees (field trips, senior fees, prom, college app, graduation, yearbook, etc.)

Emergency medical needs (prescriptions, O-T-C meds, cost of appt., etc.)

Hotel accommodation cost

Financial donation

Basic supplies for college start (bedding, computer, school supplies, clothing, etc.)

Provide meals for families in hotel

Dirty Laundry Day Stats


Dirty Laundry Day Stats



Additional Information Concerning McKinney-Vento Rights and Services

For Additional Information Concerning McKinney-Vento Rights and Services: 

North Carolina Homeless Education Program

National Center on Homeless Education

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

McKinney-Vento Program Forms

Student Services Forms

Perfect Attendance

Perfect Attendance Process

1. Data Managers will pull Perfect Attendance list by June 20.

2. Each Data Manager will contact their school photography vendor and fax/email their Perfect Attendance List

3. School Photography Vendor will match the list with student pictures and create student card. This card will contain the student name, Iredell Statesville Schools, student picture and school year.

4. School Photography Vendor will return Perfect Attendance Cards to each school by July 15.

5. The District will send a Connect Ed to students that the Perfect Attendance Cards are available for pick up at each school after August 1.

6. Cards that are not picked up will be distributed the first week of school.

7. If a students Picture is not on the School Picture Vendor CD, the School Picture Vendor will make a card without the picture.

8. Students will be allowed to use Perfect Attendance Cards at sports events at any ISS School as well as any Art and Theater event within I-SS



To be eligible for Perfect Attendance, a student can have no more than the following number of tardies/lates:

Elementary/Middle: no more than 10 lates or early dismissals

High School: Must be present at least ½ of the school day every day

Replacement Cards:

Replacement cards will be $5. Student Services will make replacement cards and have them available upon request from schools. Schools will collect $5 from the student. Supply a receipt, and place a label on the card with the student’s name.

Stealing/Tampering with a Perfect Attendance Card:

If a student is caught stealing or tampering with a perfect attendance card, the gatekeeper will confiscate the card, and send the card to Student Services. Student Services will notify the school that the child attends.


If a Senior achieved Perfect Attendance, they will still receive a Perfect Attendance Card. You can either mail their cards to the home address or provide notification that the card is available for pick up at the school.

6th Grade/9th Grade Students:

Perfect Attendance Cards will be distributed from the last school attended. If a child received Perfect Attendance in 5th grade, the Elementary School last attended will send that card to the feeder middle school if it hasn’t been picked up by the start of school

Transfer Students:

For students who transfer to ISS in the middle of the school year, they must have perfect attendance in ISS and perfect attendance must be verified with the previous school.


Student Assistance Program

Student Assistance Program is a an extension of the school counseling program.  The goal of the program is to enhance the student's educational experience by providing intervention and support to students experiencing a variety of personal problems..

Problems are a part of life. During the time that children are in middle/high school, they will be faced with many issues-maybe a drop in grades, boyfriend/girlfriend problems, an eating disorder, anger, pressure to smoke or drink-or any other difficulty common to teens.

Student Assistance Programs train the staff at each school to recognize the signs of these problems.  When a teacher sees a student displaying possible signs, he/she passes the information to the school's SAP Coordinator who is a trained mental health professional.

The SAP Coordinator has an extensively trained CORE team that follows up on the problem by gathering information confidentially.  If it is needed, a CORE Team member, who may be a teacher, counselor, or school nurse, will casually talk to the student to see if there is any way they can help or to begin to identify the problem.  Then recommendations for assistance are made.

If the student seems to need additional assistance, CORE Team members may meet with the student and parents.  A referral to an in-school support group, counseling, or an outside agency may be made.  The SAP Team is dedicated to doing what it takes to get the student back on track.

Counselor/SAP Referral Form


Threat Assessment

New Threat Assessment Protocol from Dewey G. Cornell & University of Virginia

Transient or Substantive Threat

Threat Assessment Decision Tree

Full Virginia Threat Assessment Guidelines VSTAG

Form to complete when completing a Threat Assessment:

New Threat Assessment Protocol


MTSS Attendance & Truancy Process

Trauma Informed

Behavior Referral