• PRESS RELEASE

    November 16, 2020

    Satsuma City Schools adds Student Support Services Coordinator

    Satsuma City Schools has hired Vickie Charpie, LPC-S as the Student Support Services Coordinator through a grant awarded by the Alabama Department of Education to improve student wellness and school culture/climate-related initiatives and programs.

    "I am honored to be in this position and look forward to working with Satsuma City Schools and the community," Mrs. Charpie said.

    Mrs. Charpie comes to Satsuma City Schools from Altapointe, where she worked for 13 years. During her time with Altapointe, she worked as a therapist at BayPointe Hospital on the Child/Adolescent Unit, with In-Home Services (serving at-risk children), and as a school based mental health therapist. She has experience working with multiple agencies, including the Strickland Youth Center.

    "We are excited to have Mrs. Charpie and the experience she brings to Satsuma," Dr. Bart Reeves said. He added that "the mental health of students is a significant concern, especially now in a pandemic. Bringing in Mrs. Charpie, a mental health practitioner will allow us to be proactive in serving our students' needs immediately and on-site. Mrs. Charpie will also offer our teachers support on strategies and ways we can best serve our students and their mental health needs. We are also grateful for the leadership and vision of Dr. Eric Mackey, state superintendent, in securing funding for this critical need."

    "I have a passion for children/youth and families. My greatest desire is to see young people succeed. I also want to assist our school staff in being the best they can be. During this stressful time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we could all use a helping hand/ear."

    You can contact Mrs. Charpie at Satsuma City School Central Office (251-380-8256). Mrs. Charpie states, "I look forward to serving the Satsuma Community. Please feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way!"