Student Services Department


The Student Services Department is tasked with overseeing services to our students and their families regarding non-academic issues in an effort to ensure the student’s success in school. Our programs include A.S.S.I.S.T. (Assisting Students in Sudden Transition), Extended Day,
Full Service Schools, Homeless, Mental Health and Social Services, Teen Parenting and Truancy.

Kelly Battell
Director for Student Services
(904) 547-7536

Jessica DeVoe
Executive Secretary
(904) 547-7797

Michelle Hennessy
Confidential Staff Secretary
(904) 547-7598

Jan Caban
Full Service Schools/Teen Parent Program/Residency
(904) 547-7587

Michael Israel
Homeless Liaison for ASSIST (Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth)
(904) 547-7589

Mitch Moody
Family Advocate
(904) 547-7593

Jasjeet Mahal
Unaccompanied Youth Case Manager
(904) 547-7719

Leslie Shugart
Safe & Drug Free Schools/Extended Day
(904) 547-7574

District Social Workers

Holly Arkin              (904) 547-7820
Bartram Trail, Cunningham Creek, Hickory Creek, Liberty Pines, Switzerland Point, Timberlin Creek

Laura Barkett         (904) 547-7757
FCTC, Gaines/Transitions, R.B. Hunt, St. Augustine, St. Johns Tech, St. Johns Virtual, Sebastian

Kristen Cleary         (904) 547- 4152
Landrum, Ocean Palms, Palm Valley, Ponte Vedra, PVPV Rawlings

Christy McKendrick          (904) 547-3742
Mill Creek, Nease, Pacetti Bay, Palencia, Picolata Crossing, Valley Ridge, Wards Creek

Nicole Ramos         (904) 547-8391
Hartley, Mason, Pedro Menendez, Gamble Rogers, South Woods

Yvonne Ross           (904) 547-7513
Crookshank, Ketterlinus, Murray, Osceola, Webster

Meaghan Truglio   (904) 547-3897
Creekside, Durbin Creek, Freedom Crossing, Fruit Cove, Julington Creek, Patriot Oaks


Teens need homes, too! The Family Integrity Program is actively seeking potential foster and adoptive parents located in St. Johns County zip codes 32081, 32082 and 32259 to open their hearts and homes to St. Johns County teens. For more information, please call (904) 209-6131.

Skilled and loving caregivers are needed for St. Johns County children who cannot safely remain in their homes. For more information on becoming a foster parent, please call (904) 209-6131.