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School Counseling


College of Saint Rose: B.A., Elementary Education
The Citadel: M.A., School Counseling

Mr. Connor is originally from Albany, New York. He moved to Charleston in 2005 to help open a restaurant in downtown Charleston. From 2011-2015, he served as a school counselor at Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville, South Carolina. During his time at Ashley Ridge, he was the counselor for 9th and 10th grade students and oversaw the Early College Program.
He lives in West Ashley with his wife Cassie and their two children, Sammy and Amelia. During their free time, they like to go to farmers markets, visit local parks and attractions and spend time together as a family. He is excited to be here at PSA and looks forward to getting his students prepared for their next steps.




Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Pre-law

Regis University, Denver, Colorado

  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology

Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado

  • Master of Arts, School 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. She and her entire family are happy to join the PSA Phoenixes in 2017!

Virtual South Carolina
This the Online Public High School that also offers SAT & ACT Test Prep Courses. Go to: www.virtualsc.org for additional information. You MUST speak to your Guidance Counselor before registering for a course as there is a process and specific information that you will need to create an account.

Applerouth Tutoring Services www.applerouth.com 

College Edge: www.CollegeEdgeOnline.com  843-534-7130

Club Z Tutoring: http://clubztutoring.com/charleston  843-884-9452

Jantzi Test Prep: www.4satprep.com 800-881-4SAT

Life Management: www.lifemanagement.org  843-852-5705

Power Score: www.powerscore.com  800-545-1750

Prep Now Tutoring  www.PrepNow.com 1-800-903-PREP 

The Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com  704-367-0393

The 32 Most Effective SAT Math Strategies – Book and www.TheSATMathPrep.com

ACT: http://www.varsitytutors.com/free-act-resources

SAT: http://www.varsitytutors.com/free-sat-resources

ACT E-book: https://www.varsitytutors.com/act-prep-book