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Dr. Bruce Copeland

Dr. Bruce Copeland,


Tara Watson

Tara Watson
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.

  • 11th Annual Boys Conference - November 21, 2020 9:30am-1pm
  • Department Brochure

Jackita George

Jackita George

Kevin Banks, Jr,

Yunjeong Shin

Yunjeong Shin
Special Programs


Teloria Sutton

Teloria Sutton


Lynman Stamps

Lynman Stamps

Calvin Cooper

Calvin Cooper II

Shakira Williams

Shakira Williams

Mario Barnes

Mario Barnes

Crystal Robinson

  • 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.

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

family• 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.

• Center for Child and Family Services - 838-1960
• CONTACT Peninsula-Crisis Intervention 244-0594; 24-hour HOTLINE 245-0041
• FIRST CALL: Information & Referral Services - 594-4636
• Foodbank of the VA Peninsula - 596-7188
• Hampton Child Protective Services - 727-1885
• Hampton City Schools - 727-2000
• Hampton Health Department - 727-6254
• Hampton Social Services - 727-1800
• Hampton/Newport News Community Services Board - (757) 788-0300
• Healthy Families Partnership -Parenting Education/Support Classes - 727-1300
• H.E.L.P.-short-term family assistance for homeless - 727-2577
• Peninsula Center for Behavioral Health - Crisis Counselors, Psychiatric & Chemical Dependency -827-1001
• Salvation Army - 838-4875
• Social Security Administration - 728-0221
• Special Education Parent Resource Center - 850-5161
• VA Peninsula Council on Domestic Violence; 24 Hour Hotline - 723-7774

  • 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.

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As stated in School Board Policy AC and GBA, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  

HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAB for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX/ADA Coordinator.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review the Formal Resolution Process and/or Informal Resolution Process.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact:

Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
One Franklin Street
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-2300



Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper,


HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies.

Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites.  HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.


The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

  • To download this free program, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website, which provides useful tools and resources.

Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

  • A description of the accessibility concern or question;
  • The webpage address of the requested material;
  • The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;
  • The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.


HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.