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School Counselor

School counselors help set the tone and build the foundation for developing knowledge, attitudes, and skills for becoming healthy, confident, successful lifelong learners by assisting students in three domains of development: academic success, personal/social growth, and career exploration. School Counselors work with students in many different settings within the school to include group counseling, individual counseling, and classroom lessons. Beaufort Middle School has two counselors and a social worker, school psychologist, behavior interventionist, and parent liaison.

School Counseling Department

This is my second year at Beaufort Middle School.  I welcome new families to BMS through the registration process; handle withdrawal for students that are moving out of BMS; and assist parents, students, teachers, counselors, psychologist, and social worker in any way needed. I can be reached at or by phone at 843-322-5662.

Margaret Hiner- Professional School Counselor 

I serve all 8th grade students and 6th grade students whose last name is M-Z. This is my 9th year as a school counselor, and this is my 8th year at Beaufort Middle. I completed my M.Ed: Professional School Counseling from Liberty University. I completed my BA in psychology/sociology from Ashford University.  My first year as a school counselor I worked for a small charter school in Charleston. 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 can be reached by email at  or by phone  843-322-5675. 

Carol Walters- Professional School Counselor

I serve all 7th grade students, and 6th grade students whose last name is A-L. I graduated with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from George Mason University and  worked as an elementary school teacher in Virginia and South Carolina.  After earning my M.Ed. degree in Counselor Education from the Citadel, I worked as an elementary school counselor for many years before moving to the middle school level.  This is my 6th year as a middle school counselor at Beaufort Middle School.  I provide classroom lessons, individual and small group counseling to address students’ career, academic, social and emotional needs. My goal is to help students have a successful school year and reach their fullest potential.  I can be reached by email at or by phone at 843-322-5760.

Student Support personnel:

Thomas Orr- Behavior Intervention Specialist- or by phone: 843-322-5778

Janie Williams- Social Worker-  or by phone at 843-322-5696

Sue Vass- Parent Liaison- or by phone at 843-322-5706

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