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Joanne  Foster
Guidance Counselor

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Guidance Counselor

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

As one of the two school guidance counselors at WES, I am committed to assisting in the personal/social, academic, and career development of each and every student. I teach classroom guidance to all of the kindergarten and 2nd grade students.  I also conduct individual and small group counseling sessions when a referral is made by a teacher, parent, or the administration. Here is some background information about me:

I was born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and graduated from Beaver Falls High School. I then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, certified to teach music K-12.  I was a music teacher in the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District in Pennsylvania for 17 years. 

I continued my graduate studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned my Master of Education in Counselor Education.  I am certified in Elementary and Secondary Guidance.

I was hired as an elementary guidance counselor with the Georgetown County School District and moved to Pawleys Island.  This is my 23rd year with GCSD. I have worked at Plantersville Elementary, Brown's Ferry Elementary and Waccamaw Elementary.