MCKINNEY-VENTO REGIONAL PROGRAM TEAM MEMBERS
We are here to serve all school districts in the Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem County regions as well as families who are in a period of transition due to losing permanent housing. If you have students who are attending schools in these counties and you need help with your child's academic, social and emotional wellness as you work through your situation, we are here to help. Statistics show that children who are going through challenges due to a "lack of fixed or permanent housing" will feel additional stressors and anxiety as well as develop habits that are not conducive to performing successfully in school. We want to be able to offer assistance to these children to help them overcome these barriers to success and let them know that their situation is only temporary. Please take the time to fill out the Request Form and we will contact you immediately.
- We have developed a new McKinney-Vento Guidelines for District Homeless Liaisons! This is a basic guide for any homeless liaison who is need of an overview of how to get started and the expectations related to assisting students in transition. The guide can be on our links under McKinney-Vento Regional Liaison Resources and scroll down as all links are in alphabetical order. You can quickly access it by clicking here: McKinney-Vento Guide for District Homeless Liaisons.
- There will be McKinney-Vento Basic Training offered on September 30, 2020, October 28, 2020, January 28, 2021 and March 25, 2021 from 9:00am-11:30am held virtually due to the current state of the schools in NJ from the pandemic. For District Homeless Liaisons who are veterans, please consider attending my Advanced McKinney-Vento Liaison Training on December 16, 2020 and April 28, 2021 from 9:00am-10:30am. You should contact Christopher Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Basic Training course is for District Homeless Liaisons (DHL's) and Resource Agency personnel to better understand the McKinney-Vento regulations and requirements that affect school personnel when families become displaced. We will review the laws and administrative codes in New Jersey as well as discuss specific rights and responsibilities of students who become homeless. We will also discuss specific aspects of the laws that are typical for DHL's to encounter.
For the Advanced Training course, I will review salient points that are key for DHL's and Resource Agencies to ensure personnel that they work with understand and prevent barriers from students attending school. We will review scenarios and cases that will be used as a learning tool and attendees can feel free to ask about specific issues that they are finding in their districts to receive guidance.
Please fill out the form completely so that we may plan effectively for the training session and so that I may send you the Google Meet link prior to the training session you choose. Please feel free to forward this to all related personnel in your district who would benefit from this training including Superintendents, Principals, Registration, Transportation and Counselors. All resource agency personnel and the public are welcome to attend. Please contact Christopher Snyder, email@example.com or Lynn Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org should you need to change this after submission.
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Christopher M. Snyder is a school administrator in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District. He has served as a principal, assistant principal and instructional facilitator in the district for the past 14 years. He is a graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and holds a Masters Degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University. In 2018, he was tapped to manage the Region 8 area and subsequent McKinney-Vento Supplemental Grant.
Christopher M. Snyder, 140 East Ave., Woodstown, NJ 08098. Phone: (856) 769-0144 x 55560 Email: email@example.comLynn Miller is a Secretary and the Student Activities Bookkeeper in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District. She has served as a School Secretary for over 19 years. She is also currently pleased to be the Administrative Assistant for the McKinney-Vento Supplemental Grant. Lynn Miller, 140 East Ave., Woodstown, NJ 08098. Phone: (856) 769-0144 x 66149 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgIna Jetter serves as a McKinney-Vento Region 8 Counselor for Salem County. She can provide assistance to your district or individual chldren experiencing trauma, anxiety, depresssion or depression due to circumstances surrounding homelessness. Ina earned a Master of Human Services from Lincoln University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. Ina has worked extensively in the mental health field with children youth and their families. Ina began her work in the helping profession as an Intake Worker with Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth. She was given an opportunity to train as a Family worker, and continued employment with DGS for 13 years. In 1988, Ina began working in the Emergency Services Department at Salem County Counseling Services (now known as Healthcare Commons). From 1993 to 2004, Ina was the Director of the Children and Family Services Unit, Children’s Partial Care and Youth Case Management at Healthcare Commons. In 2005, Ina became the Program Director of the School Based Youth Services Program (Youth Connection) at Salem High School. Ina has provided Parent Education via the Family Court of Salem County to parents who were going through divorce or separation. Ina Jetter, email@example.com or contact our office at (856) 769-0144 x 66149 to arrange for a conference or meeting.
Kelly Sturdivant serves as a McKinney-Vento Region 8 Counselor for Cumberland County. She can provide assistance to your district or individual chldren experiencing trauma, anxiety, depresssion or depression due to circumstances surrounding homelessness. Kelly has been working with families and children in the public education system for the past twenty years and will look to continue to offer guidance to children in need. As a counselor, she will consult, collaborate and work as a team with the families, agencies and community resources to help children and their families while they are in transition. She will also foster the well being of the families she works with by helping them grow in their personal, social and academic lives. Her goal is to continue to eliminate barriers for students and families and help them be successful. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 856-362-3633 or call (856)769-0144 x 66149.
Joining our team is Sera Snyder who will be graduating from Rowan University in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science from the Music Business program. She will be serving as the McKinney-Vento Public Relations coordinator for the upcoming year. She has advanced proficiency with all of Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Excell, Powerpoint, Canva and more. If you would like to promote any of your organizations or resources through our pages or social media please contact Sera at MVregpr@gmail.com and she will get back to you as soon as possible.
Scott Fisher has joined the McKinney-Vento Regional Program team as a counselor and is available to assist District Homeless Liaisons with those students who have been deemed McKinney-Vento eligible for services. Scott is an Elementary School Counselor in the Cape May City School District. He previously worked for Covenant House, a youth homeless shelter. Scott continues to support this organization by participating in their Sleep Out fundraiser each year to raise funds and awareness in support of homeless youth. As a counselor, Scott continues his advocacy for youth and families struggling with homelessness. His passion has led him to this role as the McKinney-Vento Counselor for Cape May County.