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Dr. Bruce Copeland,


HCS McKinney-Vento Liaison


Andrea Rollins, BSBA
Administrative Secretary II

Vision: School Social Workers will support teaching, learning and positive academic outcomes for all children in Hampton City Schools through the provision of high quality School Social Work Services.


Mission: By engaging the "Whole Child, Whole School and Whole Community", school social workers will seek to address barriers to academic success.


kids in a classroom

Brittny Gainey

Dr. Brittny Gainey

Kraft Elementary
Kilgore Gifted Center


Shakira Williams

Moton Early Childhood Center
Eaton Middle
Phenix PreK-8


Kevin Banks, Jr.,

Smith Elementary

Christian Elementary

Lindsay Middle


Teloria Sutton

Aberdeen Elementary
Phillips Elementary
Phoebus High


Yunjeong Shin

Andrews PreK-8 
Asbury Elementary
Alternative Learning Center 


 Lynman Stamps, MSW

Forrest Elementary

Tarrant Middle

Hampton High


Calvin Cooper II

Cooper Elementary

Jones Middle

Bethel High 

Savannah Whitaker

Savannah Whitaker

Burbank Elementary
Machen Elementar
Kecoughtan High

Caroline Gonzales

Armstrong Elementary
Peake Elementary
Syms Middle

Shakira Dixon,

Barron Elementary
Bassette Elementary
Langley Elementary

Ocatvia Holmes
Bryan Elementary
Jackson Elementary
Patrick Elementary

Lawrence Holloway

Lawrence Holloway Jr.
, M.A.

Mental Health Specialist
Alternative Learning Center 

Odell Willson-Lashley

Homeless Care Specialist



McKinney-Vento Act ensures educational rights and protection for youth and children experiencing homelessness. Homeless children have the right to:

  • Free and appropriate education
  • Attend and enroll immediately even if unable to provide records required for enrollment
  • Enroll or remain in school without a permanent address
  • Stay in school of origin (to the extent feasible)
  • Go to school where child last attended or school where temporarily living
  • Transportation (to the extent feasible)
  • Participate in extracurricular activities and/or special education services if eligible
  • Automatically qualify for free and reduced meals at school
  • McKinney-Vento Application
  • MVO 101 Staff Training

Bridge Program School-Based Behavioral Health Program (flyer)

  • Practice Model
    • Brief Solution Focus
    • Cognitive Behavioral
    • Social Emotional Learning
    • Restorative Justice
  • Practice Levels
    • Micro
    • Mezzo
    • Macro
  • Services Provided
    • Anger Management
    • Parenting Education
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Suicide Risk Assessment
    • Threat Assessment
    • Grief
    • Sociocultural Evaluation
    • School Based Behavioral Health Services
  • Modality
    • Individual
    • Group
    • Family
Each year, the Hampton City Schools School Social Work Department embarks on an ambitious mission to touch the lives of children in our community who are less fortunate. The annual seasonal giving Gift Tree (formerly known as the Star Tree) has become a tradition and our mechanism for providing support to needy families/children during the winter season. Last year, we selected 35 homeless families that consisted of 98 children who needed our support. These families have encountered tremendous obstacles within their lives and are experiencing economic distress. Thus, the School Social Work Department of Hampton City Schools seeks to make their burden easier by donating gift items. Our hope is that each child can receive two (2) gifts, one clothing, and one toy item.

familySchool Social Workers serve as liaisons to outside resources and services.

• Information and Referral
• Department of Social Services
• Community Services Board
• Crisis Assistance
• Courts

The following list of agencies and programs are provided to assist in helping individuals and families locate support services. Services listed represent agencies and programs frequently requested through the school social worker. This listing is not comprehensive nor inclusive, and does not imply endorsement of services offered. Please contact your school social worker if you would like further information about available community resources.


Hampton Roads Resource Guide


  • McKinney-Vento Education of the Homeless
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • The Impact of Poverty, Oppression and Injustice on Academic Achievement
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Parenting
  • Restorative Justice
  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Parental Rights in Special Education
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • Behavior Intervention Planning
  • Child Protective Services and Mandated Reporting
  • Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity
  • Parent Literacy Workshop

The Mental Wealth Fair is a community event specifically designed for parents to increase awareness of the importance of mental wellness. The fair aims to provide resources, support, and information on mental health topics. It incorporates various interactive activities and wellness sessions that promote positive mental health practices for parents. 


The fair will include informational booths where attendees can learn about different mental health resources available in the community, such as counseling centers, support groups, and mental health organizations. There will also be workshops and presentations conducted by mental health professionals, covering topics like stress management, and self-care for parents.  


Additionally, the Mental Wealth Fair will feature experiential activities that allow parents to engage in self-reflection and exploration of their own mental well-being. This will involve guided meditation and relaxation exercises, or even physical activities aimed at promoting overall wellness. 


The event provides a safe and supportive environment for parents to network, share experiences, and learn from each other. It encourages open conversations about mental health, reducing stigma, and seeking help when needed. By attending the Mental Wealth Fair, parents can gain knowledge, resources, and strategies to enhance their own mental well-being and that of their families.

Please click here for more details about HCS Mental Wealth Fair