Welcome to PSA School Counseling and Academic Advising
Jamie Frank-O'Connell, Counseling Director, Middle School Counselor
Mrs. Frank-O’Connell has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western State University, Colorado where she majored in Clinical Psychology and minored in Pre-law. She further earned a Master of Arts degree from Regis University, Colorado in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and obtained her Professional School Counseling Certification from Adam’s State University, Colorado. Mrs. Frank-O’Connell has been a professional counselor in schools and mental health clinics since 1997.
Shawn Davis, High School Counselor
Mrs. Davis graduated from Summerville High School, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston, and earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Webster University. She started her professional counseling career as a high school & career counselor and worked the last 17 years at Oakbrook Middle School as a middle school counselor and program director.
Laurel Clark, School Counseling Intern
Ms. Clark earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Cross Disciplinary Studies in Upstate New York from Roberts Wesleyan College, and is currently earning her Master of Education degree in Secondary School Counseling from The Citadel. Since moving to the Charleston area five years ago, Ms. Clark has been working in administrative roles in nonprofit settings and in the South Carolina Public Charter School District.
Michael Finkley, Capstone and Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Senior Advisor
Mr. Finkley holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Allen University of Columbia, SC, a Masters of Education in Educational Studies k-12, and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Southern New Hampshire University of Manchester, New Hampshire. Finkley is also a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and a graduate of the Leadership Enrichment and Development Program hosted by the South Carolina Department of Education. He has spent the last 10 years working in various secondary and higher education settings.
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Coping With Stress Slide Show
Dual Enrollment Handbook
Trident Technical College
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Joint Base Charleston
Learning Style Study Tips
2021-2022 PSA Course Guide
Regional College and Career Guide
STUDENT RESOURCE GUIDE: Scholarships, Internships, Fellowships, and Other Opportunities
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How to Create an Account with Parchment
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