ARES Student Services

Multi-disciplinary Team Supporting Student Achievement

Student Services Team

Albemarle Road Elementary School Student Services is a multi-disciplinary team comprised of professionals including community liasions, intervention team specialist, counselors, psychologists and social workers with expertise in social-emotional care, academics, home/family life and health. The mission of student services department is to serve, empower and prepare students for college and the competitive world beyond. Our vision is to work collaboratively in removing barriers so that all students can succeed.

Meet The Team

Laura Flanders, School Psychologist

Supports students ability to learn and teacher's ability to teach. Originally from Florida but relocated in the area for graduate school at Winthrop University. She loves cooking, especially making salsa.

Tiffany Morrison, School Nurse

Practicing nursing for over 10 years. Originally from West Virginia, married with 2 daughters.

Mark Joslin, Social Worker

Works with students to improve attendance, problem-solvin and decision-making, and works with families experiencing crisis. Disc Golf & Outdoors Geek.

Jezmarie Allen, Communities in Schools

Surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Serves 10% of the student population who are in high need. She is a newlywed.

Morela Capote, Family Advocate

Serves as a liasion between student services and families, and assists with family events, parent involvement, donations, volunteers and translations. She loves photography.

Grace Tucker, Counselor

Counselor for Grades K, 2 & 4. Supports the socio-emotional health of our students through classroom, group and individual settings. Loves exploring new cities and finding new restaurants in Charlotte.

Saundra Lewis, BMT

Behavior Modification Tecnician supports student behavior by establishing positive student contacts that develop appropriate and positive behavior modifications enabling students to succeed. Enjoys hiking, biking, swimming and anything outdoors except fishing.

Indiana Torres, Communities in Schools

Member of Immigrant Service Team for CIS that supports our new comers from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Loves to travel and has visited over 20 countries including Australia, Dubai, France, Italy & Japan.

Dr. Janie Braswell, Counselor

Counselor for Grades 1, 3 & 5. Supports the socio-emotional health of our students through classroom, group and individual settings. Native of Houston, Texas that loves spending time with her husband and grandsons.

Empower Your Scholar

Attendance Matters

Talk to your scholar about the importance of coming to school. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Start buiding this habit in kindergarten so they learn that going to school on time, every day is important. Good atendance will help children do well in school, college and at work. To learn more visit

Bully-Free Zone

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying impacts us all. When you demonstrate healthy conflict-resolution skills, your scholar will be empowered to do the same. Talk to your scholar about ways to intervene when they witness bullying behavior and how to report it to an adult. To start the conversation with your scholar visit

Love & Logic

School wide behavior management system that thrives on empathy and choices. Our goal is to implement this system of support so that office refferals and suspensions will decrease school wide by 25% from last years measured by EOY 2015-2016 CMS incident portal report. Help us achieve this goal by empowering your scholar to make great choices. Learn more at

How Can We Help You?

ARES Parent Needs Assessment gives you the opportunity to tell us how to better serve you. Responses to this survey are confidential and the Student Services Department will use the information gathered to increase quality and efficiency in delivering services.