Hillcrest High School

Home of the Hawks

Welcome to the Student Services Department
The Student Services Department works with students, parents and teachers to address the academic, career, social and emotional needs of our students.  Below is a list of Student Services staff members and their general responsibilities:

Assistant Principal for Student Services

Jon Kahney

·     Supervises the Student Services Department

·     Facilitates all standardized testing



Dennis McFarlane (H-O)                            
Jim Curtin (P-Z)

      ·     Monitors student attendance

·     Addresses disciplinary situations

·     Promotes an orderly, safe, and secure learning environment

·     Supports students, parents and staff with behavior management techniques


Guidance Counselors

Nikita Odom (A-D)
Takeesha Dade (S-Z) 

·    Provides guidance on academic, career and personal issues

·    Creates and maintains student schedules

·    Communicates with parents on student progress

Project Manager
Caren Jackson 
  • Coordinates special projects for the Student Services Department
  • Arranges college visits 


Madonna Pufunt

·    Responds to student illnesses and injuries 

·    Administers student in-school medications

·    Reviews student immunization records


Kay Frazier

Jennifer Lucas 

·    Coordinates programming for special education students

·    Screens and assesses possible candidates for special education

·    Obtains and maintains special education records

Service Facilitator

Angela Lee

·    Maintains student accommodation information

·    Holds transition conferences with senior students

Social Worker
Lauren White
Shanyta Russell 
Chautina Haskin 

·    Provides individual and group counseling to identified students

·    Consults with parents on available community resources

Speech Pathologist

Nedra Lee

·    Provides students with speech and language support

·    Provides teachers with speech and language strategies

Attendance Secretary

Nancy Gordon

·    Maintains attendance records

·    Provides secretarial support for the deans

Discipline Secretary

Pamela Thomas

·    Maintains disciplinary records

·    Provides secretarial support for the deans 

Student Services Secretary

Sade Donald

·    Provides secretarial support for the Assistant Principal for Student Services and staff

·    Addresses student, parent and staff questions related to PPS functions

·    Coordinates Student Services special events


Anniece Bracey

·    Maintains student records

·    Fulfills transcript requests

Special Education Secretary

Dee Hawker 

·    Establishes appointments for all special education meetings

·    Maintains student records related to special education