• Sylvan Bluejays
    As our School Social Worker, I work to reduce barriers that keep students from being at school every day, ready to learn. I am the link between school, home, and community. I am available to assist students throughout the school day with emotional, social, or behavioral concerns as well as help your family get in touch with community resources you may need. As a Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) accredited provider, I am available to meet with parents one-on-one to offer parenting tips and tools for your unique situation. Please visit the Upcoming Community Events and Resources link on the left side of this page. There are some great opportunities coming up! Feel free to call for more information or if you need assistance.
    I am at Sylvan on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I can be reached at E.M. Holt Elementary School by calling 336-570-6420 or 336-438-4000, ext. 32807.
    Shelli Altopp-Miller
    School Social Worker
    Sylvan Elementary School
    Phone: 336-376-3350
  • The Student Support Services Team's role includes serving as advocate, coordinator, consultant, and liaison between school, home, and the community.  Student support staff influence school policies and work to create system change. 

    The team includes the school nurse, school social worker, school counselor(s), prevention specialist, and high school drop out prevention specialist.  The school psychologist also works closely with the team.  

    The goal of the Student Support Staff in the Alamance-Burlington School System is to assist our schools in helping students to have positive school experiences by reducing barriers academically, emotionally, and physically.


    Our mission is to ensure that all students, regardless of race, religion, national or ethic origin, color, age, disability, socioeconomic status or gender are served equally.  We empower students and their families.

    *In keeping with ethical standards, we keep in confidence personally identifiable information regarding students and/or their family members that has been obtained in the course of professional service; unless disclosure is required or permitted by law or professional standards or is necessary for the personal safety of the student or others.*