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.

Ryan Player
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/Extended Day
(904) 547-7587

Michael Israel
McKinney-Vento Liaison (Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth)
(904) 547-7589

Tamara Boettger
Family Advocate
(904) 547-7593

District Social Workers

Holly Arkin              (904) 547-7820
Bartram Trail, Cunningham Creek, Hickory Creek, Freedom Crossing , Switzerland Point

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

Jennifer King-Fields         (904) 547- 7569
Nease, Palencia, Pine Island, Valley Ridge

Christy McKendrick          (904) 547-3742
Mill Creek, Pacetti Bay, Picolata Crossing, Tocoi Creek, Wards Creek

Sidney Vernon          (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, Fruit Cove, Julington Creek, Patriot Oaks

Nicole Ramos    (904) 547-7936
Bartram Trail, Charter Schools, Liberty Pines, Timberlin Creek


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.