• Dropout Prevention Coordinators


    Rockingham County Schools (RCS) employs Drop Out Prevention (DOP) staff in each of the (4) middle schools and the six (6) high schools. The following are DOP's at each school:
    • Holmes Middle School - Jason Smart
    • Rockingham County Middle School - Greg Saunders
    • Reidsville Middle School - David Edrington
    • Western Rock Middle School - Deborah Hooker
    • Morehead High School - Joy Toms
    • Dalton McMichael High School - Randel Galloway
    • Rockingham County High School - Misty Attaway
    • Reidsville High School - Dr. Lydia Jordan
    • Rockingham Early College High School - Julia Tatum
    • Booker T. Washington Learning Center (SCORE) - Richard Hicks
    Having site-based Drop Out Prevention staff allows RCS to focus on building relationships with students while helping them overcome barriers to academic success. The primary focus is on prevention, intervention and recovery. RCS are committed to accomplishing the district's goal of increasing the number of students that graduate in four years. School Drop Out Prevention staff report directly to their school administrator and work in collaboration with their school's Powerschool Data Manager, School Social Worker, School Counselors, School Nurses, Student Health Centers, College Advisors, GEAR UP Staff (if present at that school) and the school administration to provide the following services:
    • Assessing student needs; 
    • Assisting in the identification of students with special needs;
    • Coordinating services for families and students;
    • Helping students develop appropriate social skills and improved self-concept;
    • Helping to identify a student's strengths;
    • Helping and resolving barriers to education;
    • Intervening in situations involving family dysfunction;
    • Meeting with students individually and in groups;
    • Networking with community agencies and identifying resources;
    • Participating on intervention teams;
    • Providing consultation and program coordination;
    • Providing outreach to parents;
    • Providing and attending staff development;
    • Serving as an advocate for the child's educational needs;
    • Participates in activities that promote good relationships through PBIS such as Check In, Check Out; and
    • Works with school data managers to ensure that Drop Out Verification Forms are accurate for their school.
     For more information about the function and duties of Drop Out Prevention Staff, you may contact the office of Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Cindy Corcoran at 336-627-2688.