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Dr. Bruce Copeland,



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


Kevin Banks, Jr., MSW
(Clinical Team)


Yunjeong Shin, MSW

Andrews Pre-K-8

Asbury Elementary 

Jones Middle 

Special Programs


Teloria Sutton, MSW

Phoebus High 

Barron Elementary 

Aberdeen Elementary 

Phillips Elementary


 Lynman Stamps, MSW

Hampton High 

Kilgore Gifted Center 

Forrest Elementary 

Phillips Elementary 


Calvin Cooper II, MSW
Bethel High 

(Clinical Team)


Shakira Williams, MSW
Phenix PreK-8

Moton Early Childhood

Mary T. Christian Elementary 

Eaton Middle


 Crystal Robinson, Ph.D.

Patrick Elementary 

Bryan Elementary 

Cooper Elementary

Nicole Buckley, MSW
Mary Peake Elementary 

Armstrong Elementary 

Kraft Elementary 

Syms Middle

Savannah Whitaker, MSW

Burbank Elementary 

Machen Elementary 

Lindsay Middle

Kecoughtan High 

Taylor McDonald, MSW

Bassette Elementary

Mary Jackson Elementary

Langley Elementary 

Tarrant Middle 

Brittny Gainey, LCSW

(Clinical Team)

Lawrence Holloway Jr., M.A.

(Clinical Team)

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 | Español

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

What is the R.I.S.E. Middle School Mentoring Program (R.I.S.E.)?

R.I.S.E. stands for Reach, Inspire, Support and Empower. HCS and the City of Hampton, in partnership, are seeking mentors who desire to build lasting relationships with middle school students.  Mentors would support and encourage students as they plan and explore pathways for becoming career, college and life ready. Please consider completing an application and profile found at the link below. A member of the HCS team will contact you with details of participation or call 757-727-2725 with interest or questions.


Informational Flyer