• School Social Workers play a crucial role in the CHCCS district by removing barriers to children’s academic, social and emotional success through our work with students, families, school faculty/staff, and community support agencies.

    We play an integral role in the district’s efforts to close the achievement gap by supporting the most fragile students and families.

    We do this through working directly with families and children, consulting and collaborating with school staff, participating on school teams, and creating connections and relationships through our outreach with community agencies and organizations. 

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Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27147


Degrees and Certifications:

* M.S.W. in Social Work, University of Michigan * B.S. in Psychology, Appalachian State

Brenda Allen, MSW (A-Mo)

Ms. Allen has worked at East Chapel Hill High School since 2003 and has been in the social
work field for over thirty years. She has four adult children who are all living on their
own. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling. She is also
very active in her church, which includes volunteering to serve where God calls us to go. She's
a sports fan, especially University of Michigan football, basketball and hockey and UNC
football and basketball.

Phone: (919) 969-2482 Ext. 27148


Degrees and Certifications:

* M.S.W. in Social Work, UNC - Chapel Hill * B.A. in Business Management, Boston College

Melissa Breaden, LCSW (Mu-Z)

Mrs. Breaden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in mental health, medical/hospital, education and Latino advocacy.  When she is not working, she enjoys being outdoors, being active, creating art, and spending time with family and friends.