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Shayla Alston

Shayla Alston

School Social Worker
B.S in Social Work, UNC Pembroke
Master's in Social Work, UNC Pembroke
Licenced Clinical Social Social Work Associate, LCSWA
Student Services, Office Staff, Social Services
Shayla Alston's journey reflects a dedicated pursuit of education and professional growth. Having spent her entire life in Louisburg, NC, she took the first step by earning her Associate Degree from Louisburg College in 2017. Her commitment to social work led her to UNC Pembroke, where she graduated in 2020 with a degree in School Social Work. Building on her accomplishments, Shayla obtained her Master's in the same field in 2021.

Currently, Shayla is actively working towards becoming a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In 2023, she embarked on the process of accumulating the necessary hours, showcasing her ongoing dedication to making a positive impact in her community through her social work practice
Kimberly Faulkner

Kimberly Faulkner

Digital Literacy Coach
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Vance Granville Community College
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, North Carolina Central University
Masters in Library Science, North Carolina Central University
Media & Technology, 6th, 7th, 8th
Ms. Faulkner welcomes you to the Franklinton Middle School and Cedar Creek Middle School Libraries! She is an avid reader and is always ready to help you find "your" book. Ms. Faulkner also works collaboratively with teachers to design and implement STEAM lessons in the curriculum. Ms. Faulkner believes in a life of service and helping others. On a lighter note she enjoys going to Disneyworld and Dollywood, camping, crafting, cooking and spending time with her son, family and pets!


Emily Grissom

Emily Grissom

School Nurse
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, East Carolina University
6th, 7th, 8th, school nurse
Sharon Grissom

Sharon Grissom

Office Staff
Valerie Hawthorne

Valerie Hawthorne

AIG Coach
B.S. Secondary Education (Social Studies), William Carey University
M.A. Gifted Education, William Carey University
AIG, 6th, 7th, 8th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Mrs. Hawthorne has been an educator for 20+ years, teaching secondary social studies and now serving as the AIG Facilitator for two middle schools. Her educational philosophy is rigor, relevance, and relationships as she prepares curriculum, coaches educators, and teaches students.
Chasity McIntosh

Chasity McIntosh

School Counselor
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Speech and Theatre, Fayetteville State University, NC
Master of Science, Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & School Counseling, Walden University, Minnesota 2025
Student Services

Meet Mrs. Chasity McIntosh, an elementary education major with a minor in speech/theatre from Fayetteville State University. With over 13 years of experience in the field of education, she brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her work. Currently serving as a devoted wife and mother, Mrs. McIntosh has embraced the role of school counselor for over a year, where she actively engages in nurturing and guiding students toward their academic and personal growth. As she currently completes her Dual degree in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling at Walden University.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Mrs. McIntosh finds joy in various creative outlets. An avid lover of the arts, she delights in acting, dancing, and singing, showcasing her talents both on and off the stage. Family holds a special place in Mrs. McIntosh's heart, and she cherishes spending quality time with her loved ones. In her downtime, you can often find her immersed in a captivating book or exploring new destinations through travel adventures.

Driven by a deep-seated passion for education and a zest for life, Mrs. McIntosh embodies dedication, warmth, and creativity in all aspects of her journey.

Jennifer Neathery

Jennifer Neathery

Speech Therapist
M.S. Speech Language Pathology, ECU
Exceptional Children, 6th, 7th, 8th
Mrs. Neathery is the SLP for BMS, CCMS, and FMS. She has been providing speech-language services for 17 years. This will mark her 6th year with FCS. She is a certified autism specialist and a member of the autism committee for Franklin County Schools. She truly loves getting to know her students and helping them feel successful in the classroom. Outside of school, Mrs. Neathery enjoys spending time with her family, being involved with her church, and working on craft projects.
Vonita White

Vonita White

Instructional Coach
B.A. English, Elizabeth City State University
Master of Education, (M.Ed.), Cambridge College
6th, 7th, 8th, Support Staff

Mrs. White is the Instructional Coach at Cedar Creek Middle School. She became a Jaguar in August 2015.

Mrs. White has been in the field of education for over 20 years.

She has served in both North Carolina and Virginia public schools.

In the 2009-2010 school year, she was voted Phillips Middle School’s Teacher of the Year in Edgecombe County.

In the 2018-2019 school year, she was voted Cedar Creek Middle School’s Teacher of the Year.

She has served in various capacities such as: Lead Teacher Administrator; ELA Teacher; Pre-GED Instructor; ABE(Adult Basic Education) Instructor; Mentor Teacher; Grade Chair and Instructional Coach.

Her motto: "We must meet students where they are."