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The Mission of RES School Counseling Program

The mission of the Ridgeland Elementary School Counselors is to assist all students in grades Pre-K to 5 in their quest to become lifelong learners who are responsible and productive citizens.  We are committed to providing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students in a safe and nurturing environment as well as partnering with all stakeholders to provide evidence-based supports which empower student growth in academic and personal and social growth and career exploration.


The Vision of RES School Counseling Program

The School Counselors of Ridgeland Elementary School will help to provide a safe, warm and encouraging environment in which students will be expected to work to reach their fullest potential in the areas of academic, career and social/emotional development.  We are committed to advocating for each and every one of our students and in helping them to live healthy, happy, responsible and productive lives as citizens who respect themselves and others.

WELCOME to the 2021-2022 school year at Ridgeland Elementary School!  This is my seventh school year of service to the children of RES as School Counselor for Grades 3 to 5, and I look forward once again to working closely with parents, students and fellow educators in my efforts to assist the children of Jasper County with their academic, social, personal and career needs.  
I grew up in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia and hold a Masters Degree in Education - School Counseling from Liberty University as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina.  I have one lovely daughter, Phoebe (20) - a junior at The College of Charleston, and two silly dogs, Lola and Ritz.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exercising, reading books and watching classic movies. 
I am so grateful to be a part of the RES Family, and I appreciate the opportunity to continue serving your wonderful children.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.




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