• Jenae Cox

    jcox1@harnett.k12.nc.us

     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.

     

    SOCIAL WORKER SERVICES:

    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