Choctawhatchee High School

Student Services

Phone – (850) 833-3614, option 2

Fax – (850) 833-3694





Melissa Bowell – Assistant Principal of Curriculum/Student Services

Kay Brock – Director of Student Services/School Counselor for Students with Last Names L – Z

Mary Kate Keck – School Counselor for Students with Last Names A – K

Katherine White – Advanced Programs Coordinator/IB School Counselor

Melissa Ellenburg – Testing Coordinator/Special Programs

Gloria Scaife – Registrar

Misti Markoch – IB Administrative Assistant

Carol Bernich – Staffing Specialist



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Military and Family Life Counselor

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Military and Family Life Counselors are here to listen!

Contact our Military and Family Life Counselors directly on the Choctawhatchee High School campus at (850) 417-2193.

About the Military and Family Life Counselors Program

Choctawhatchee High School is excited to announce a valuable resource on our campus, a Child and Youth Behavioral Counselor from the Military and Family Life Counseling Program (CYB-MFLC).  This program provides a full time counselor on our school campus who will be available to provide non-medical counseling services and support to military families at no additional cost to the families or the school district.

The CYB-MFLC services are designed to offer extra support to assist with the unique challenges faced by military families.  CYB-MFLC counselors are licensed clinicians who have demonstrated expertise in working with children.  They can provide short-term non-medical counseling support in a variety of different ways: through individual meetings with children, presentations about life skills issues, skill-building group discussions, and meeting with parents and families at their request.  While meeting with children, CYB-MFLC counselors always remain in line of sight of a teacher, staff member, or a parent.

The primary focus of the Military and Family Life Counseling Program is prevention, education, and counseling support; the services provided are confidential (with the exception of mandated state, federal, and military reporting requirements such as domestic violence, child abuse, and duty to warn situations) and no case records or documentation is kept.  The counselors do not assess or diagnose and when they encounter more in depth issues/diagnoses, they offer to connect military families with other helping agencies available on the installation or in the community.

Some of the common issues that CYB MFLCs help with are:

·       Stress management and coping skills

·       Short and long term goal setting

·       Anger management/conflict resolution

·       Deployment and reintegration issues

·       Feelings associated with separation and divorce

·       Grief and loss reactions

·       Self-esteem and confidence

·       Communication skills

·       Leadership skills

All military families will be given the opportunity to consent for their children or opt-out from this free service, provided by Department of Defense.  For more information about MFLC services, contact Choctawhatchee High School at (850) 833-3614 or contact the CYB-MFLC on campus directly at (850) 417-2193.

Child and Youth Behavioral-Military and Family Life Counselor Program

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