Beth Justesen, Guidance Counselor

guidance counselor with two daughters and son
Hello, my name is Beth Justesen.  This is my first year as the School Counselor at Hodges Elementary.  I received my undergraduate degree from Presbyterian College (Go Blue Hose!) and my graduate degree from Clemson University (Go Tigers!).  I am also a Nationally Board Certified School Counselor.  Prior to becoming a school counselor, I taught 2nd and 3rd grades.  This is my 22 year in education.
As you can see in the picture above, I have three children that keep me very busy when I am not at work!  When I do have free time, I enjoy running, traveling, and shopping.
I am so excited to be at Hodges Elementary!  I look forward to working with students through classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and  individual sessions.  My door is always open!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email ([email protected]) or phone (864) 374-5015.
therapy dog PearlMeet Pearl, our School Therapy Dog.  Pearl is an eight year old Boykin Spaniel.  She loves pets, hugs, and treats!  Pearl visits our school every Thursday.  She enjoys visiting classes with me or meeting with a small group or an individual session.  She was trained and certified through Therapy Dogs International in October of 2018.  Be sure to look for Pearl each Thursday!