Student Services

Sandra Wilcher, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Sandra Wilcher has consistently recognized the importance of addressing the foundational needs of students in order for students to be prepared for learning. “Focusing on the needs of the whole child allows the school system to address obstacles hindering learning so we can accomplish  the mission of educating students." It is her mission to make a positive impact on the social, emotional, and cultural needs of the whole Viking Family. The following departments are served by Mrs. Wilcher, student services, special education, public relations, and student information and accountability.

Mrs. Wilcher has been an educator since 1999 spending her career advocating for children and families, as proven by her work in and out of the school setting. During the pandemic, she relentlessly worked to help the system continue educating students by creating the COVID 19 response system, which has been integral in keeping students in school. Mrs. Wilcher always keeps students at the heart of her work and decisions.  She has been a trailblazer in creating the current student support framework utilized by school counselors, school social workers, school nurses, and social-emotional learning. Through her efforts, Lowndes County Schools has benefited from millions of dollars in grants to provide support such as mental health awareness, suicide prevention training, on-site mental health professionals, homeless education support, and other social services for students. She is a certified Sources of Strength Trainer; all LCS middle schools, Lowndes High School, and Dewar Elementary have active Sources of Strength programs. She spearheaded the Journey Program which serves elementary students in need of behavioral and emotional support. Though most of her work occurs quietly to protect the stories of families and students, her impact on our students, community, and staff is powerful and enduring.

Mrs. Wilcher has an Educational Specialist degree in school leadership, and she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She began her career with Lowndes County Schools in 1999, serving in various capacities including school social worker, Social Services Coordinator, and Director of Student Support Services.