Mrs. Frank-O'Connell, Middle School Counselor, Director of Counseling
Mrs. Frank-O’Connell was born in Colorado Springs and raised in a suburb of Denver. She spent her undergraduate and graduate years on the western slope of Colorado. Jamie has worked as a professional counselor in schools, mental health clinics, and hospitals since 1995. In 2000 she moved to Central New York, where she worked in a prevention and mental health clinic in and out of public schools until 2005. At that time, Mrs. Frank-O’Connell and her family moved to Summerville. Jamie has worked in Berkeley and Dorchester Two school districts. The last eight years Mrs. Frank-O’Connell served as Oakbrook Middle School’s counseling director and 6th grade counselor.
Jamie lives with her husband, John, their children, Olivia & Luke, and their fur-babies, Rowan & Fergie. During free time Jamie writes children’s books, runs, and practices yoga. John enjoys lawn & garden projects, golf, and manages the technical end of their book company, officially established in 2016. Olivia and Luke stay busy reading, watching movies, and playing with friends. Olivia enjoys dancing and writing, while Luke is a competitive mathematician who loves basketball and football.
Mrs. Frank-O’Connell loves being a middle school counselor. She is an active member of the American School Counseling Association, Society of Children’s Book Writers, and Illustrators, and a certified children’s yoga instructor, all of which help her meet the needs of her students. Jamie intends to build a best-practice, student-centered, counseling program serving the distinctive social, emotional, and academic needs of the Palmetto Scholars Academy middle school students.
Mrs. Shawndell “Shawn” Davis
Mrs. Davis grew up here in the Charleston/Summerville area. She graduated from Summerville High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Charleston in Psychology and her Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Counseling. Mrs. Davis started her professional school counseling career in Charleston County School District as a high school/career counselor. For the past 17 years, Mrs. Davis worked as a school counselor for Dorchester School District Two and has worked as seventh grade school counselor, eighth grade school counselor and the school counseling director at Oakbrook Middle School.
Mrs. Davis lives in Summerville with her husband Sebastian and their two kids, Ayden and Ashlyn. Ayden is a seventh grader and Ashlyn is in the second grade. During her spare time, Mrs. Davis enjoys reading, decorating, sewing (she learned a little quilting), trying new recipes and spending quality time with her family.
Mrs. Davis enjoys helping kids with their social/emotional needs, academics and getting them college and career ready. Mrs. Davis is a professional member of the American School Counselor Association and the Palmetto State School Counselor Association. She holds a South Carolina Professional Certificate in Secondary Guidance/School Counseling.
Mrs. Davis is excited to be a part of the PSA family this year and is looking forward to working with the students, teachers, staff and parents!