MCKINNEY-VENTO REGIONAL PROGRAM TEAM MEMBERS
Attention all District Homeless Liaisons! If you are new to the position, please update your information by using this -
Tutors are available for every grade level in Math and English Language Arts (ELA). Please use the link above to access the flyer to take you to the page for the Google Meet Links. The program runs Monday-Thursday, 5pm-7pm and is open to anyone who accesses the links.
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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 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 found 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:
- There will be McKinney-Vento Basic Training offered on 9/26/22, 10/12/22, 1/25/23 and 2/15/23 virtually from 9:00am-12pm with links shared on our Training page. The MV Round Table and Advanced McKinney-Vento Liaison Training is from 9:00am-10:30am on 11/9/22 and 3/15/23.
- I will hold a meeting on 4/12/23 to discuss the latest from the state and give our DHL's an opportunity to offer any input into the following year's grant funding as well as discuss the Comprehensive Needs Assessment that must be completed each year.
- Please use the link below to sign up or you should contact Christopher Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about any of these sessions.
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 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 18 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 V area of Cumberland, Cape May and Salem NJ and subsequent McKinney-Vento NGO.
Christopher M. Snyder, 15 Lincoln 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 23 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 Regional Counselor for Salem County. She can provide assistance to your district or individual children experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression 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 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 Regional Counselor for Cumberland County. She can provide assistance to your district or individual children experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression 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 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.
Sera Snyder is a graduate from Rowan University 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, Excel, Powerpoint, Canvas, Adobe 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.
Dr. Scott Hoopes has joined the team recently as the counselor for Cape May County. He brings a wealth of educational experience and expertise to the position and he is excited to get started. Dr. Hoopes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education in 1989, and a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel Services in 1994 from Rowan University (formerly Glassboro State College). Dr. Hoopes then earned a second Master’s degree in 1996, and his Doctorate in Education in 2001, both in School Administration, from Widener University. Dr. Hoopes began his educational career as a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Haddon Township High School, where he worked from 1989 to 1994. There, he also served as the Head Coach for Boys Soccer, JV
Coach for Boys Basketball, and the JV Coach for Girls Track and Field. He was later appointed as a Guidance Counselor at Highland Regional High School in 1994, where he was also the Sophomore Class Advisor and JV Boys Basketball Coach. Dr. Hoopes pursued a career in school administration where he became an Assistant Principal at Lower Cape May Regional High School in 1997. He then worked as an Assistant Principal at Washington Township High School from 1999 to 2000. Dr. Hoopes was appointed to his first principal position at Collingswood Middle School in 2000. He was employed by the Woodstown-Pilesgrove School District as the Principal of Woodstown High School in 2002, where he worked for 17 years. Most recently Dr. Hoopes served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Pittsgrove Township School District from July 2018-December of 2020. Dr. Hoopes is excited to join the McKinney-Vento Regional Program as a Counselor, and he is excited about getting to work and making a difference in the lives of the students.