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My name is Shonda Raiford and I have had the pleasure of working with families and children for the past 9 years. I graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Human Service in 2007. In addition, I earned my Master of Education degree in Counseling Psychology/School Counseling from Cambridge College in 2010. I have a passion for working with children and I truly enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and shopping. I have been blessed with one sweet, amazing and beautiful daughter as well as a very supportive husband whom I’ve been married to for 15 years.

My number one goal is to remove any obstacles that prevent students from being academically successful by providing services to students on academic, social, and emotional levels. As a School Counselor, I perform the following roles in order to promote positive development in academic, career, and personal/social domains:

Individual counseling
Small group counseling
Classroom guidance when needed
Attend and participate in academic intervention meetings
Organize and administer building testing
Observe students in various school environments
Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, social workers, and students
Respond to school crises or emergency situations
Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (803) 275-1752 or email slraiford@edgefield.k12.sc.us.

I look forward to an awesome 2017-2018 school year.