Communities In Schools West Virginia surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the key to our success.

What is the role of a CIS site coordinator?

The CIS site coordinator is responsible for executing the CIS School Support Plan and meeting the needs of the student population, aligning with the priorities of school leadership. The site coordinator works inside the school with principals, teachers and other student support personnel to forge community partnerships that bring resources into the school to help remove barriers to learning. CIS site coordinators: »

  • Work closely with the School Support Teams and school leadership to identify at-risk students in need of support; »

  • Coordinate partners and service providers; »

  • Coordinate supports to impact school-wide climate and culture; »

  • Case manage 5-10% of the student population, tracking progress of these students and providing individualized support when needed; and »

  • Monitor, adjust and report on supports in the school.

What types of support does a CIS site coordinator provide?

Based on the needs of the school and community, site coordinators can provide any or all the following: »

  • Academic Assistance »

  • Basic Needs »

  • Behavioral Interventions »

  • College and Career Prep »

  • Community and Service Learning »

  • Enrichment » Family Engagement »

  • Life Skills »

  • Mental Health »

  • Physical Health

Please contact Jefferson Elementary's CIS worker, Leigh Markham, if you are in need of any social services that are creating barriers to school attendance. She can assist families with family resources, food pantry, clothing closet, hygiene items, utility assistance and so much more!

Leigh Markham, Social Worker, CIS site coordinator

or call the school at 304-420-9554 ext. 414