Brown family
    Greetings and welcome to Spearman Elementary!  My name is Betsy Brown and this is my sixth year serving the Spearman Storm. I am a double-graduate of Winthrop University with a B.S. in Elementary Education (2006) and an M.Ed. in School Counseling (2008).  This is my 14th year as a school counselor, having worked previously in the state of Virginia.  My husband and I relocated to Travelers Rest in 2016.  We have one daughter, Meredith, who is 9, and a son, William, who is 5.
    What does a school counselor do?
    "Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes, and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent, and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents, and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification, and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. Elementary school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals, and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community."  - The South Carolina Comprehensive School Counseling & Career Guidance Model