• Jenae Cox


     Janae Cox


    I am delighted to be your school social worker here at STAR Academy. I am new to STAR; however, I am not new to the school system.  I have been a substitute teacher and tutor in Lee County for five years.  Most recently, I was a school-based therapist within Orange County Schools. 

    I am an Alumni of Western Harnett High School.  Beyond high school, I received my Associates in Arts at Wake Tech, a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from William Peace College, and a Masters in Social Work at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. 

    Outside of work I love to spend time with my family.  I have been married to my amazing husband for eleven years.  We have two children and a Mini AussieDoodle named Samurai.  We enjoy watching movies, playing basketball, or video games together.  I enjoy reading and am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter or anything dealing with mysteries, monsters, or magic.  I look forward to bringing my creativity and sense of wonder to my position here at STAR, and greatly look forward to getting to know my new family.



    Reduce barriers to student academic success 
    Referrals to appropriate community resources
    Food, Shelter, Clothing, Mental Health
    Backpack Buddies
    Crisis Intervention
    Individual Student Meetings
    Community and School Collaboration
    Girls/Boys Group, Special Events/Program 
    Truancy Intervention Program - Updated
     Investigate student excessive absences (3+ unexcused) 
    NEW Parent Program - weekly classes