PRMS School Counseling Department
School Counselor, M. Ed., Ed.S, GCDF
Pine Ridge Middle School
735 Pine Ridge Drive
West Columbia, SC 29172
FAX (803) 755-7449
Mrs. Beckham began at PRMS in 2006 and replaced Dr. Lawther, the only counselor Pine Ridge Middle had since opening its doors in 1972. She maintains a comprehensive and developmental guidance and counseling program designed to meet the personal, social, academic and career needs of the students. Mrs. Bouknight, also a Global Career Development Facilitator (Career Specialist), assists in the delivery of the career component of the PRMS Guidance Program. This allows Mrs. Beckham to provide more Responsive Services related to crisis intervention and the counseling needs of middle school students. Responsive include brief counseling, small group counseling, consultation and referral. Strict adherence to student and family confidentiality is maintained as outlined by the American School Counselor Association Code of Ethics and the State of South Carolina Code of Laws SECTION 40-75-190.
The PRMS Guidance Program also includes a Classroom Guidance Lessons and other large group guidance services to both students, parents and staff related to student and school needs. Classroom guidance lessons are conducted once a nine weeks in each grade. Lesson topics include: Internet Safety, Bullying, Peer Pressure, Conflict Resolution, Study Skills, and College and Career Readiness.
Mrs. Beckham also assists with:
*Student Assistance Team Member
*Community assistance information and referrals