MCKINNEY-VENTO REGIONAL PROGRAM TEAM MEMBERS
We are here to serve all school districts in the Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Mercer, 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.
4/30/2020 - I am asking all of the District Homeless Liaisons in Salem, Cumberland, and Cape May counties to fill out this "McKinney-Vento Needs Assessment" to better help me with developing the grant application for the 2020/2021 school year. This information is critical in developing the next round of grant funding as the state is providing a three-year grant cycle for the funding distribution. I ask that you please take the 10-15 minutes to go through this form so that I may use it as a basis for providing the necessary supports needed to help our students in transition. I would ask that you please complete it by Friday, May 8th. You can also access this form on our Facebook page and our website at www.woodstown.org. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
The LMTI club is doing a jeans drive to collect gently used jeans for young people in our community and nearby communities experiencing homelessness. Jeans can be given to any LMTI member or dropped off at the School Counseling office. We are collecting until Wednesday, February 26th.We've placed flyers in your mailbox. If you could please post them in your classroom, that would be greatly appreciated.Thank you!
- 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 a "McKinney-Vento 101" Training offered on the day of the Salem County Inservice, March 13, 2020, from 9am-12pm at Woodstown High School, 140 East Ave., Woodstown, NJ 08098. A Google Form sign up will be forthcoming so stay tuned!
New! Online McKinney-Vento Eligibility Form
Please fill out this form in as much detail as possible.
One of our representatives will be in touch with you
to coordinate and facilitate your needs.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Nan Hathaway is pleased to be a part of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grant this year. Her expertise is derived from a 31- year career of
working with students and families in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District in Woodstown, NJ. Nan retired in July 2018 which included fifteen years of teaching experience, twelve years as a high school counselor and four years as the Director of Pupil Personnel Services. She hangs her real estate license with
Berkshire Hathaway/Fox Roach Home Services in Mullica Hill and is thrilled that retirement has given her the opportunity to volunteer with Meals on Wheels of
Salem County. She and her husband, Doug, also a long-time educator, have raised 3 daughters and reside in Woodstown. Nan can be reached at email@example.com or contact Lynn Miller at (856) 769-0144 x 66149.Lynn 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.
Roxanne Boleslawski serves as a McKinney-Vento Region 8 Counselor for Cape May County. She can provide assistance to your district or individual chldren experiencing trauma, anxiety, depresssion due to circumstances surrounding homelessness. Roxanne has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in counseling. She has experience in middle and high school settings. During her time as a counselor she has specialized in relational aggression, anti-bullying, student transition periods, and career and college readiness. You can reach Roxanne at email@example.com or (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.