Shelly Bishop is a certified school social worker with 20 years of experience in education. She currently serves as the Lead School Social Worker for DeKalb County School District. Shelly provides support and assists the Coordinator with the supervision of over 40 Social Workers and the Homeless Education/Foster Care. Shelly received both bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Shelly is a trained Mental Health First Aid facilitator, Darkness to Light Child Sexual Abuse Prevention program, Crisis Prevention Institute, and is a suicide prevention trainer.
Dr. Shannon L. CrosslinCoordinator, Counseling & Mentoring
Dr. Shannon Crosslin, Ed.D, NCC, NCSC, LPC, ACS , CPCS serves as a Counseling Coordinator III in DeKalb County School District, under the Division of Equity and Student Empowerment. Dr. Crosslin received a Bachelor of Arts/Elementary Education from Southern University A & M College, Master of Science in Counseling/Psychology from Troy State University and Doctor of Education/Counseling Psychology from Argosy University.
As a Counseling Coordinator Dr. Crosslin’s role is to provide leadership, advocacy and collaboration at the school, district, and state levels to ensure the development, implementation, and assessment of school counseling programs. With over twenty years of Counseling experience in education and mental health services Dr. Crosslin has advocated and collaborated to promote equity and access for all students by connecting their school counseling program standards to the academic, career and social-emotional development of all students.
Kanessa FainDistrict Coordinator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)
Kanessa Fain is one of the district coordinators for MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) for the Dekalb County School District. She started her career as a classroom teacher and has since been an instructional coach, an Assistant Principal, a Success for All district coordinator, a Professional Learning Facilitator, and has been the district MTSS Coordinator for the last 8 years. Her Masters in Ed Leadership guides her in ensuring that all students are supported appropriately and are provided the support and resources they need to be successful! She is the proud mother of 2 strong, independent daughters who help guide her and sustain her purpose every day!
Kimberly FranklinCoordinator III, Psychological Services
Kimberly W. Franklin, Ed.S., is the Coordinator of Psychological Services in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). As the coordinator, Kimberly supervises, consults, and motivates 47 awesome school psychologists. In addition, Kimberly ensures the compliance of district-wide comprehensive psychological services which includes consultation; promotion of primary prevention of academic, social and emotional problems; and the production of professional development opportunities. Prior to her current position, Kimberly worked as a school psychologist for 20 years providing comprehensive psychological evaluations, actively consulting with educators on multi-disciplinary teams, educators, and parents along with supervising practicum and intern students. Kimberly is a graduate of Spelman College and Georgia State University’s School Psychology program.
Dr. Scott McManusDistrict Coordinator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)
Mr. Scott McManus is one of two District Coordinators for the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in the DeKalb County School District. Dr. McManus began his career with the DeKalb County School District in 1993 working as a School Social Worker and Clinical Case-Manger in the DeKalb, Rockdale, City of Decatur Psychoeducational Center, now known as GNETS. From there he transitioned to the District School Social Work Department to serve a wide array of schools. His experiences with students, families, and staff led him back to school several times, earning two Educational Specialist degrees and a Doctoral degree from Kennesaw State University in Inclusive Education, Teacher Leadership for Learning.
Natasha Moon, PhD, NCC, LPC, CCMHC, ACS, serves as a Counseling Coordinator II in the Department of Counseling, and Mentoring in DeKalb County. Her roles over the past 20 years with DeKalb include teacher, counselor, and lead counselor. Dr. Moon presents at state and local conferences on SEL and its benefits along with topics that support overall mental health wellness. She is a member of several professional organizations staying abreast of current trends and best practices that impact students’ social-emotional development and has experience as an adjunct professor. Dr. Moon appreciates that we are living in an increasingly more diverse society where students benefit from their exposure to people from various backgrounds, abilities, and beliefs. Developing students’ SEL competency helps them to better understand themselves, become more aware of their emotions, and increases empathy for their classmates. This lays the foundation for DeKalb students to grow into positive, responsible, and self-aware adults contributing to the betterment of society.
Denise RevelsDirector, Wrap Around & Support Services
Denise Revels is a certified school social worker with over twenty-five years of experience in education. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Social Work Services for DeKalb County School District, where she provides leadership for over 40 School Social Workers, the Homeless Education/Foster Care Programs, Human Trafficking prevention curriculum and Mindfulness Task Force. Denise received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hampton University, Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University and Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Georgia. She is a trained Mental Health First Aid facilitator, Darkness to Light a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program Presenter and Suicide Prevention trainer.