School Counseling

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The Beaufort County School District provides an extensive guidance program K-12 utilizing the South Carolina Comprehensive and Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program Model. The purpose of a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program is to promote and enhance the learning process.  The model facilitates student development in three broad areas; learning to live (personal/social development), learning to learn (academic development), and learning to work (career development).

Learning to Live
To understand and respect self, relate positively to others, make informed and safe decisions, cope effectively with change, and become responsible citizens.

Learning to Learn
To achieve educational success, identify and work towards goals, manage information, organize time, and locate resources.

Learning to Work
To develop the knowledge and skills to make realistic career plans, make a successful transition from school to work, achieve interdependence, and compete in a global economy.

Each school in the district K-12 is staffed by at least one fully certified school guidance counselor; in some of the larger elementary schools and in the middle and high schools, there are multiple counselors.  To find your school’s counselor please click on "School Counselor Contact List" on the left. 

Team Members

District Supervisors 

Carmen Dillard (Elementary) 
Director of Elementary Academic Intervention
(843) 322-5930

Geri Henderson (Middle and High) 
Director of Secondary Education
(843) 322-0732

Lead School Counselors