While all district staff play some role in addressing the nonacademic needs of students, there are specific roles that are trained to address the mental health needs of students. These roles act in conjunction with community mental health agencies in meeting the mental health needs of all students. In recognizing the resources in our system currently, we have enhanced our services by hiring Student Support Specialists.
Our Student Support Specialist provides early interventions for students and/or refer out to additional school base and/or community resources to address the need of the youth.
Ms. Marian Brittenum is a Student Support Specialist here in the Fayette County Public School district. Ms. Brittenum obtained her degree from the University of Memphis in 2021. She is a Master Level Licensed School Social Worker. She loves to help others and promote mental health. In her free time, she enjoys crafting and spending time with family.
Ms. Zhanebria Henderson is a native of Haywood County, but serves as a Student Support Specialist here at FCPS. She obtained her MSW degree from Union University in Spring '22 and is a licensed school social worker. She loves to help students and families access community resources that promote overall positive well-being. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Rocko.
Ms. Mercedes Floyd is a Student Support Specialist in the Fayette County Public School district. Ms. Floyd obtained her Master's degree from Union University with a concentration in Individual Therapy. She is a Licensed School Social Worker who loves to help others learn the most effective way to help themselves while promoting mental health awareness. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.