Phone: 803-652-8100, Ext. 46037
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Master of Science in School Counseling
Mrs. Erika Smith
After thirty years in education, this is my second year as a high school counselor. I started my career as an elementary teacher followed by nineteen years as a school counselor in elementary and middle school. During my thirteen years as a counselor at Jefferson Elementary, I served as Lead Elementary Counselor for ACPSD and mentor to several new counselors as well. I enjoy helping students, parents, and teachers work together to achieve a common goal.
My husband and I have been married for 30 years and have two children. Danielle is a 2016 graduate of USC and lives in Atlanta. Clayton is also a USC grad and lives in Columbia. Our newest baby is a golden doodle named Gus who brings us a lot of joy and a little chaos, too! I enjoy reading, crafting of almost any kind, and spending time with my family whenever I can!
No matter their ages, my passion has always been figuring out what motivates my students. Whether that motivation is fueling positive or negative choices, the driving force is always key. I have wanted to be a part of a high school team for a long time and I am thrilled to be a Silver Bluff Bulldog!!