Student Support Specialists
Dublin City Schools employs specialists that work with students presenting mental health needs that significantly impact their academic success. Student Support Specialist (Mental Health Specialists) staff members are trained mental health professionals who collaborate with schools, families and communities to reduce barriers to student learning and enhance positive mental wellness. Services focus on enhancing the student’s ability to acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for becoming a healthy, productive individual. Our team provides services to students in a way that builds upon individual strengths, respects diversity and life experiences, prioritizes personal goals and fosters meaningful relationships.
Mental Health Specialists by building:
Coffman- Kristi Masters, Kim Opplinger
Jerome- Kirsten Borton, Heather Feehan
Scioto- Karen Keane, Danielle Henn
Substance Use Disorder Counselors- Dana Jackson, Joey Thompson
Davis- Malerie Torres
Eversole Run- Erin Jones
Grizzell- Sam Kendle
Karrer- Jule Hemmerich
Sells- Alissa Shrader, Kelly Mayer
Elementary Schools each have either a Syntero Clinician or a District Mental Health Specialist. Please contact your child's principal for more information.