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.
Student Support Specialist.....
• Consult and provide homebased interventions
• Case management
• Small group counseling
Kelsey Cardin is the Student Support Specialist at Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School and Lagrange-Moscow Elementary School. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Mississippi State University in 2016, and is currently a 2nd year student at the University of Tennessee obtaining her master's in social work. She is a resident of Fayette County and is passionate about social justice, suicide prevention, and football.
Jasmin Parks is a student support specialist here in the Fayette County Public School district. Jasmin obtained her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Memphis. During Jasmin's free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She hopes to continue her education to obtain a master’s degree in the future.
Hannah Klein is a Student Support Specialist in the Fayette County Public School district. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and obtained her degree from the University of Memphis in 2019. Hannah is passionate about justice, peace, mental health and wellness. In her free time, she enjoys creating art, being in nature, and spending time with her family and dogs.