Lakeview Middle Student Support Specialists
Cassandra Holland is the 6th grade student support specialist at Lakeview Middle School. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a B. A. in Fashion Design/Merchandising. She brings a passion for the creative, cognitive, physical and social development of youth.
Rushawnda Olden has been with Communities In Schools of Greenville since August 2015. She started as a student support specialist at Lakeview Middle School and now serves as the program coordinator. A native of South Carolina, Rushawnda believes that her purpose in life is to be a catalyst of change in her community. Inspired at a summer camp led by Upstate Circle of Friends of Greenville, she developed a strong sense of devotion to the nonprofit sector and youth working as a student mentor nearly 10 years ago. Her passion for youth and focus on community collaboration has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles here in Greenville. Rushawnda holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from South Carolina State University, and a Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Leslie K. Bruton is the 8th grade student support specialist at Lakeview Middle School. She graduated from Voorhees College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. While at Voorhees College in Denmark, SC, she received the title of Miss Voorhees and was featured in the 2005 HBCU Queens column of the magazine, Ebony. Later, she went on to receive her Master of Education degree. She started with Communities in Schools in February 2016. Prior to working with CIS, she worked as the 7th grade Life Science teacher and the front office attendance clerk at Lakeview Middle School. Her passion is educating, motivating, and inspiring students to become their best self within and outside of the school setting. Leslie is an active participant in her community and finds it very rewarding to be an advocate helping youth succeed in reaching their goals.