Counseling Department

The Mauldin High School Counseling Department is available to assist students and parents with various concerns. If you need to contact the Counseling Department, you may do so by using the appropriate e-mail address provided below or contacting guidance by phone at 864-355-6655 or by fax at 864-355-6645. Before calling, please use the tabs above to search for desired information.

Counseling Department Staff
Connie Allred
Connie Allred
Lu Bigalke
Lu Bigalke
Counselor, 9-12 Q - St
Cecilia Brown
Cecilia Brown
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Mandy Dewitt-Chandley
Barbara Hendricks
Barbara Hendricks
Tamaran Hightower
Tamaran Hightower
Counselor, 9-12 Ce - Fi
Gwen Hyer
Gwen Hyer
Counselor, 9-12 Fl - H
Marina Lewis,
Marina Lewis, LMSW
School Social Worker
Reggie Patterson
Reggie Patterson
Counselor, 9-12 Su - Z
Jill Purcell
Jill Purcell
Counselor, 9-12 A - Ca
Cheryl Scott
Cheryl Scott
Counselor, 9-12 McD - P
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Jessica Tomlin
Elaine Wofford
Elaine Wofford
Counselor, 9-12 I - McC

Components of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

The Mauldin High School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive school counseling program that consists of the following components:

1. Guidance Curriculum – Structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and small group activities.
a. Purpose – student awareness, skill development, and skill application
b. Areas Addressed – personal/social development, academic development, and career development.

2. Individual Planning – Activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development.
a. Purpose – student planning and goal setting
b. Areas Addressed

i. Personal and Social Planning: healthy self concepts, short and long term goals
ii. Academic Planning: study skills, academic requirements and opportunities, test requirements and use of test scores, appropriate course selection, lifelong learning
iii. Career Planning: labor market information, preparation requirements and opportunities, job options

3. Responsive Services – Activities that meet the immediate needs and concerns of students
a. Purpose – prevention and intervention
b. Areas Addressed

i. Academic Concerns – study skills
ii. School-related Concerns – tardiness, absences, misconduct, dropouts
iii. Personal Concerns – social and family relationships, grief/loss/death, substance abuse, stress

4. System Support – Management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total program.
a. Purpose – program delivery and support
b. Areas Addressed

i. Guidance Program Development
ii. Parent Education
iii. Teacher and Administrator Consultation
iv. Staff development for educators
v. School improvement planning
vi. Counselor’s professional development
vii. Research and publishing
viii. Community outreach
ix. Public relations

Senior Information
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Guidance News
Open House 2018

Open House and Senior Parent Night will be September 25. Open House - meet the teacher and "mini" parent conferences begin at 6:00 pm with a parent meeting in the auditorium. Senior Parent Night meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. Parent/Teacher "mini" conferences will also begin at 6:30 and end at 8:00 pm.

Click here to view Mr. Peake's letter and to learn more about Open House and the new mini-conference format.

Broadband internet service available for low-income individuals in SC

Through budget and policy recommendations to the General Assembly, the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) has supported initiatives to expand Internet access to students in classrooms and beyond the traditional school day to students at home.

Access from AT&T provides an affordable way for eligible low-income consumers to get affordable Internet access. Households with at least one resident participating in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may qualify for Internet service at $5 or $10 per month, depending on the speed available. In addition, installation and Internet equipment fees will be waived for participating households. Potential customers can learn more and see if they qualify by visiting, or by calling 1-855-220-5211 for assistance in English or 1-855-220-5225 for assistance in Spanish.

Click here for more information on qualifications.

Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities Visit Oct. 1st

Attention all 9th & 10th grade Creative Writers, Ballet Dancers, Actors, Musicians, and Visual Artists!

A representative from the Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities in Greenville will be on campus to talk about their summer and residential programs on Monday, October 1 at 1:00pm.

If you are interested in learning about programs that provide pre-professional training in your art area, then be sure to sign up to attend their presentation in Guidance by 3:45pm on Friday, Sept. 28th!

Sexual Health and Responsibility Material

The Sexual Health and Responsibility material will be available for parents to preview on October 22-26. The instruction dates for the Sexual Health and Responsibility unit will be October 31 - November 27th.

Greenville County College Fair

The Greenville County College Fair, a two-day event featuring close to 100 different colleges and universities, is scheduled for Thursday, October 18th and Friday, October 19th at the TD Convention Center. The Fair provides students and parents with the opportunity to meet college admissions representatives, as well as learn more about college majors, the application/admissions process, and financial aid. Students and their parents are welcome to attend Thursday evening. In addition, Mauldin High has been invited to visit the Fair on Friday morning with interested students. The first 80 Juniors and/or Seniors who sign-up and return their Permission Form in the School Counseling Office, will be registered to attend. More information about the College Fair, including a list of participating colleges and event times, can be found at