Welcome to CMS School Counseling Services

Meet our staff……………………


Mrs. Teresa Ringer, School Counselor                               803.810.8308         teresa.ringer@clover.k12.sc.us                                 

Mrs. Deborah Wingard, School Counselor                         803.810.8310      debbie.wingard@clover.k12.sc.us

Mrs. Shaun Huitt, School Counselor                            803.810.8309       shaun.huitt@clover.k12.sc.us

Mr. Courtney Jones, School Social Worker                                
803.810.8370          courtney.jones@clover.k12.sc.us   

Ms. Heather McCarley, Catawba Mental Health Therapist
 803.810.8397          heather.mccarley@clover.k12.sc.us

The CMS Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program is based on the following beliefs: 

  • A comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program is an integral part of the total education program.
  • Every student needs appropriate personal and social skills to achieve optimum benefits from the educational program.
  • A developmentally appropriate guidance and counseling program provides benefits to students by addressing their academic, social/emotional, and career needs.

Services Provided by the CMS Guidance and Counseling Department:

Classroom Guidance - Counselors provide classroom guidance lessons which focus on the following three student-development areas: Personal/Social Development, Academic Development, and Career Development.

Individual Counseling – Individual counseling is available to students as needed. Students may be referred by teachers, parents, administrators, or self-referral.

Small Group Counseling – Groups consist of 4 – 8 students and counseling topics are provided according to identified student needs. Needs are determined
by student needs assessments or by teacher/parent/administrator requests. Topics may include grief, divorce, anger management, and social skills as well
as other issues. Students must have a signed parent permission form in order to participate in small group counseling sessions.

Community Referrals – The Guidance and Counseling Department works with community agencies to provide services which cannot be provided through the
school system.

Academic Monitoring – Counselors monitor students for academic success. Students at risk for retention or who are struggling are conferenced with
individually or in small groups.

Intervention Team – Counselors serve with a committee of teachers, administrators, and other professionals on the School Intervention Team. The
purpose of this team is to provide assistance to classroom teachers whose students need additional interventions in order to achieve academic success.

Teacher/Parent Consultation – Counselors work with parents, teachers, administrators and other professionals to plan and implement policies and
programs to foster student success.


Important Dates

September Character Trait Emphasis:  Attitude

October Character Trait Emphasis:  Bullying

November Character Trait Emphasis:  Gratitude

December Character Trait Emphasis:  Empathy

November 23, 24, 25 Thanksgiving Holiday

December 21 - January 3  Winter Holiday

               February - Career Cafe 
               February 24 - Job Shadowing
               for 8th graders
               March 28 - Parent meeting
               for rising 9th graders at CSD