Phone: 803-827-5530


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Clemson University M. Ed. in School Counseling from Augusta State University M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from Georgia Regents University

Mr. Derek Forrest

My name is Derek Forrest and I am the School Counselor for Redcliffe Elementary School. It is so wonderful to be a Redcliffe Bear! This is my 16th year in education and first year at Redcliffe Elementary. I have experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as a counselor and administrator. I can definitely say that elementary school is my favorite place to be!

I am a resident of North Augusta, SC where I have spent most of my life. Spending time with my wife, working outdoors in our yeard, and enjoying all things Clemson are my favorite activities outside of school. After spending nine years as an administrator, I decided that school counseling at the elementary level is where I am happiest. Assisting students and families is my passion in life. You can call or email me at any time with a referral of your child for counseling services. 

I will be working throughout the year to update our counseling webpage. Please email me at if you have any thoughts or ideas on what you would like to see or have access to on this page. I want to make the counseling page work for our students and families. I look forward to working with you all this year and please let me know if I can ever be of any assistance. Have a great year!