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.


Events, News, and Presentations

Annual Calendar

Counselor’s Corner

Coping With Stress Slide Show

Virtual Organization


How to Create an Account with Parchment

Order Credentials from Parchment

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Handbook

Senior Capstone Handbook

SC Track

Trident Technical College

College of Charleston

Military Families

Military Family Life Counselor

Ron Stroud
Ph:  843-597-4888
Email: rlstroud@magellanfederal.com

School Liaison Specialist (SLS)

Joint Base Charleston

Website: jbcharleston.com/school-liaison-office

Chris Gerry
Ph:  843-963-4410
Cell:  843-300-2523
Email: christopher.gerry@us.af.mil

Jennifer Ohmer
Ph: 843-963-2931
Cell: 843-998-1456
Email: jennifer.ohmer@us.af.mil

School Liaisons

School Liaisons address the unique educational needs specific to military families.  The SLS advocates for the educational needs of military children, and serves as a point of contact for military families seeking assistance with school related K-12 matters.  School Liaisons collaborate with the district, and the MSTC, to ensure educational transitions are seamless, and that resources are readily available for families and district personnel.

Social and Emotional Support Links

Suicide Hotline

LGTBQIA+ Hotline

NAMI HelpLine

NAMI Crisis Information

Internet Safety


Cyber Tipline

Academic Resources

Learning Style Study Tips

Regional College and Career Guide

STUDENT RESOURCE GUIDE:  Scholarships, Internships, Fellowships, and Other Opportunities

College Entrance Test Information

SAT Study Help

SAT Student Line

Ph: 866-756-7346

Khan Academy

College Board


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