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School Counselor

The Beaufort County School District utilizes the South Carolina Comprehensive and Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program Model to promote and enhance the learning process and facilitate student development in three broad areas; learning to live (personal/social development), learning to learn (academic development), and earning to work (career development). 

School counselors help students build bright futures.Each school in the district K-12 is staffed by at least one fully certified school counselor. 

Meet your School Counselor!


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About your counselor: 

Mrs. Eldridge is a local from Bluffton, South Carolina.  She has lived in Bluffton for over 20 years.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology from Toccoa Falls College in 2020.  She then attended the University of South Carolina and completed her Education Specialist (Ed.S) in Counselor Education with a concentration in K-12 School Counseling and an additional concentration in emotional and behavioral disorders. 

Outside of school you can find Mrs. Eldridge spending time with family and friends, at church, or enjoying a walk on the beach.  


The School Counselor's Role

As a counselor I wear many hats and complete many different roles.  Here at Okatie some of my roles include:

  • Individual counseling 
  • Small group counseling
  • Classroom Guidance lessons
  • Supporting teachers, faculty, and families