• Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!!                                                                                                                                                                       

    I am so thrilled to join the McCormick School Team this year!

     A little about me...                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    My husband and I have recently moved across the state from Charleston to Greenwood for him to continue in his medical training at Self Regional. We have a puppy that we recently adopted and a kitty that my husband adopted when we got married in 2016. So far I have loved the transition from a big city to small town. I am originally from Athens, GA, raised by two Bulldog graduates (GO DOGS!), and have moved all over the South since I left home. I love exploring new places and hope to travel to every continent in the future. So far I have traveled to Ireland, Italy, South Africa, the Bahamas, and St. Lucia in the Carribbean. I am fascinated by culture and understanding the history of other nations.

    My Career as a School Counselor...                                                                                                                                                                      

    I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Psychology in 2009 and then made the move to Augusta State University (now Augusta University), to obtain my Master's degree in Education in School Counseling. I have worked in a few South Carolina school districts and will be starting my 5th year as a high school counselor. I have a passion for students and their success. I love discussing the students interests, and seeing those dreams become reality as they leave high school to pursue their career. As the school counselor, students are my number one priority. I will be their advocate, their mentor, motivator, and counselor. My job is their success!

    What School Counselors can provide...                                                                                                                                                               

    School Counselors can provide many services for students. The three major areas are Career Counseling, Personal/Social Counseling, and Academic Counseling. Examples of these services include:

    • Grief Counseling
    • Confict Resolution
    • Personal Counseling
    • Carreer Exploratin and Planning
    • College / Financial Aid Counseling
    • Resue Writing
    • Job Application Assistance
    • Organizational Skills 
    • Goal Setting

    And Many More!!

    Coming to see the Counselor...                                                                                                                                                                           

    Students may make an appointment with during school hours or come by as-needed for counseling with teacher permission. Parents may email me at jswanson@mccormick.k12.sc.us or call as needed, or make an appointment to come in.