School Counseling



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Marcus Clyburn

Hello everyone my name is Mr. Clyburn. I was born in Monroe, North Carolina but lived most of my life in Wingate, North Carolina. I went to Wingate Elementary where Ms. Thomas was my principal as well. I went to East Union Middle School and I graduated high school from the one and only Forest Hills High School. I spent my first three years of college at Shaw University but I finished up at Wingate University where I  obtained my Bachelor's degree. I also have a Graduate Certification in Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services from Capella University. I am currently finishing up my Master's degree in School Counseling. I am married and have three sons named; Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Josiah. I love to work with children, and I also enjoy spending time with my family. I also love writing, and listening to music. I am also a published author. I am the counselor for grades Kindergarten, first, and second. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know.


     Mrs. Jacqueline Strickland


    Hello students and parents!  I am Ms. Strickland, and I am happy to introduce myself as the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade School Counselor here at Rock Rest Elementary School.  I have been a school counselor for seventeen years and I have been working at Rock Rest for the past three years.     

    I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am trilingual; I am fluent in Portuguese and English and pursue great Spanish communication skills.  I received my M.A. in School Counseling in 2003 from Oakland University, Michigan.  I moved to North Carolina in 2005 with my husband Kevin. We are part of the UCPS Community along with our daughter Isabella. We have two dogs, named Ziggy and Millie.   


    Please do not hesitate to contact me via phone at Rock Rest (704) 290-1513 or email at   

  • Confidentiality Statement

    School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).

    The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:

    • To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members
    • To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms
    • To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality
    • To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel
    • To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist
    • To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed
    • To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent
    • To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)