Community in Schools Counselor

I am so very happy to be back at Pepperhill for this school year! 

My role at Pepperhill is to support students and their families so that all children may reach their full potential in school!  To do so, I provide direct support to students, coordinate community partnerships, programs, and volunteers within the school, and help families to obtain community resources. 

Overall, I work in collaboration with the Pepperhill teachers and staff to ensure that students are provided with every opportunity available for success!

Counseling Services
I offer individual and group supports for students including:

  • ·         Supportive Counseling
  • ·         Life Skills Education
  • ·         Special Topic Groups
  • ·         Classroom Lessons
  • ·         Mentoring
  • ·         Enrichment & Field Trip Opportunities

My interactions with students generally focus on topics such as goal setting, self-esteem, self-confidence, communication skills, anger management, decision-making skills, values, coping skills, peer-pressure, study habits, and healthy choices.  All activities are designed to educate and interest students toward setting positive goals and developing motivation to grow personally and successfully!    

Family & Parent Support
I help families to navigate and access:

  • ·         Community resources
  • ·         Support and referrals in times of need
  • ·         Educational programs

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are seeking support and/or resources for yourself or your family.  I will also send home information on any programs or events that may be offered at Pepperhill. 

Community Partnerships & Programs
Pepperhill is very fortunate to have the involvement of community agencies and volunteers who help provide for and enhance students’ educational experience at school.  Our partners support students through mentoring, tutoring, in-class support, donations, and special events. If you are interested in getting involved at Pepperhill please feel free to contact me!

Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools of the Charleston (SC) Area, Inc. (CIS) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dropout prevention organization whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  The overarching goal of Communities In Schools is that all students complete high school.