Meet Us

Meet the Lady’s Island Middle School

Guidance & Counseling Department:

 

Kathy Holmes, Registrar/Guidance Secretary, Certified Teaching Paraprofessional.  This is my 14th year working for Beaufort County Schools and my 11th year at LIMS.  I welcome new families to LIMS through the registration process and handle withdrawal for students that are moving out of LIMS.  I also assist parents, students, teachers, counselors, psychologist and social worker in any way needed. 

 Contact information: Kathryn.Holmes@beaufort.k12.sc.us, (843) 322-3140

 Lori Howell, Professional School Counselor for 7th grade & 8th graders with last names K-Z.  I have a BAIS degree in Elementary Education from USC and a Masters of Education in secondary school counseling from The Citadel.  I have been a school counselor for 21 years.  This is my 17th year in Beaufort County Schools and my 11th year at LIMS.  I provide individual and small group counseling to students as well as classroom guidance lessons.  My focus is on the social/emotional, academic and career needs of our students. I also serve as the school’s 504 and Medical Homebound Coordinator.    

 Contact information: Lori.Howell@beaufort.k12.sc.us, (843) 322-3151

 Shaquanda Kinloch, Professional School Counselor for 6th grade and 8th graders with last names A-J.  I have a BA in Elementary Education from Columbia College and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education K-12 from South Carolina State University.  This is my 3rd year in school counseling at LIMS and my 9th year in education. I was an elementary school teacher prior to becoming a school counselor.   I provide individual and small group counseling to students as well as classroom guidance lessons.  My focus is on the social/emotional, academic and career needs of our students.  

 Contact information: shaquanda.kinloch@beaufort.k12.sc.us , (843) 322-3156

 Valerie Bell, School Psychologist at LIMS, CES, LIES & Davis Elementary. I have a BA degree in Social Work and a MAT in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh and an EdS in School Psychology from The Citadel.  I have 9 years of experience working as a school psychologist.  This is my 5th year with BCSD.  I provide a variety of services focusing around prevention, consultation, evaluation, and intervention and work collaboratively with parents, school staff, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments so that all students can learn. 

I am only at LIMS on Fridays.

 Contact information: Valerie.Bell@beaufort.k12.sc.us, (843) 322-3171

 Kathy Bingham, School Social Worker, Licensed Bachelors of Social Work from Northern Michigan University, Masters of Arts in Teaching from USC.  This is my 11th year working for Beaufort County Schools and my 9th year at LIMS.  I help with the home/school/community connection.  I link families to community resources available when needed and assist with school to home and home to school communication.  I am the MTSS Coordinator and handle attendance/tardy issues and provide uniform assistance.

 Contact information: Kathleen.Bingham@beaufort.k12.sc.us, (843) 322-3131

 How to see a member of the Guidance Team:

 STUDENTS:  Students must have a pass from a teacher in order to come to the School Guidance & Counseling Office to see any member of our team. Students must sign in when they come into the office.   If the counselor, social worker, psychologist is unavailable, the student will be seen when time permits. 

 

PARENTS: Parents are encouraged to call or email to set up an appointment.  Parents are also welcome to drop by but should understand that the Guidance team member may be in a classroom, with a teacher, student or another parent, in a meeting, or unavailable if an appointment was not set. 

 

TEACHERS:  Teachers are always welcome to stop by the guidance office! We love collaborating and consulting with you!  If you are referring a student to a member of the Guidance team, please do so in writing (via email), not in passing!