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
[email protected]           (904) 547-7536

Jessica DeVoe
Executive Secretary
[email protected]        (904) 547-7797

Michelle Hennessy
Confidential Staff Secretary
[email protected] (904) 547-7598

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

Kim McNickle
Homeless Liaison for ASSIST (Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth)
[email protected]         (904) 547-7593

Michael Israel
Family Advocate for ASSIST (Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth)
[email protected]         (904) 547-7589

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

Holly Arkin                                                                                          Laura Barkett
District Social Worker                                                                            District Social Worker [email protected][email protected][email protected] [email protected]
(904) 547-7719                                                                                          (904) 547-7757

Christy McKendrick                                                                                   Yvonne Ross
       District Social Worker                                                                              District Social Worker
[email protected][email protected]                      [email protected]
    (904) 547-7720                                                                                    (904) 547-7513



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.