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Social and Emotional Learning ~ Student Services

Last Updated: 5/5/2020 4:58 PM

1205 Bluffs Parkway
PO Box 769, Canton, GA 30114


Vision Statement

"All CCSD students will thrive today, tomorrow and throughout life with a sense of purpose and self-worth."

School Counselor Spotlights:

  Elementary School Counselor                                                                                              

            Heather Chesnut 
Clayton ES

My Greatest Influences:

My mother!

My Goals as a School Counselor:

My most important goal is to ensure every child that comes to our school feels important, valued and safe!

My Words of Wisdom:

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  Be Kind.  Always!


  Middle School/High School Counselor 

             Donna Ratliff
             E.T. Booth MS

My Greatest Influences:

My Dad!

My Goals as a School Counselor:

To provided as many services as possible for my students.

My Words of Wisdom:

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone ~ Colossians 4:6


School Nurse Spotlights:

Elementary School Nurse 

  Annette Fountain, RN
     Little River ES

My Greatest Influences:

Linda Fountain, my mother in law

My Goals as a School Nurse:

To made the students feel welcome when they are sick and to educate them on how to stay healthy.

My Words of Wisdom:

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"  Philippians 4:13


Middle School/High School Nurse:

S. Elliott
      Shiona Elliott, RN
         Cherokee HS

My Greatest Influences:

Sherrie Smith.

My Goals as a School Nurse:

Suicide prevention, preventative health education, connect health resources for student/faculty and Project S.A.V.E.

My Words of Wisdom:

"You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety." ~Abraham Maslow

SEL Team

Student Support Specialists:

Marcie Firebaugh, LCSW

Dr. Tara Quinn-Schuldt

Lead Nurses:

Sherrie Smith

Jami Stefano, RN, BSN

Jaime Stowe, RN, BSN

Social Workers:

Kristen Braid, LCSW

Perry Marshall, SSW

David McFerrin, LMSW

Jessica Threadgill, LCSW

Check and Connect Resource:

Kelly Strickland

Nurse on Special Assignment:

Gwen Chambers, RN

School Counselors- *School Counselor List   


Social-Emotional Learning-Administrators


 Dr. Debra Murdock                                                                 
 Chief Operations Officer                                                     


 Sue Hotaling
 Administrative Assistant                                                                                                                                                                 

Quick Links

Academic Information

Curriculum ~ Social and Emotional Learning

Employee Wellness

Equity and Access

Professional Resources

Literature ~ Social and Emotional Learning

Parent Resources

Positive Behavior Framework

Reporting Child Abuse
Procedures for reporting child abuse or neglect.  School employees and volunteers are mandated reporters in cases of suspected abuse.

Resource List

School Counselors

School Nurse/Student Health
Health forms, whom to contact for managing chronic conditions at school

School Social Workers
Liaison for parents and students who need advocacy or assistance

Support Services for Homeless Students
Resources and services for students who are homeless