School Counseling

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School Counselors' Bulletin Board


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We are excited to be working with your child this year. We are happy to support your child through any obstacles they may face. Students face many obstacles that can stand in the way of success. We are here to support students through challenging times and help them achieve their goals.

What We Do:

Teach Guidance lessons in every classroom.

Facilitate small group counseling sessions to students as needed with a focus on skill building.

Offer solution-focused brief individual counseling sessions to students as needed.

Help students create and achieve goals.

Consult and collaborate with parents and teachers help students achieve success.

Provide information about community resources for families.

Coordinate state testing.

Participate on the Student Assistance Team to support student needs.

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Ms. Nowinski and Mrs. Bayne, School Counselors

About Us

Hello! My name is Amanda Bayne. I am the School Counselor for Kindergarten, Second, and Fourth grades. This is my fifth year as a school counselor. Before I became a counselor, I taught second grade for six years. I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education from The University of South Carolina. GO GAMECOCKS!! I received my Masters degree in Counseling and Development from Winthrop University. My passion is working with students. I am looking forward to working with each of your children this year!

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends, attending concerts, and watching and playing sports.

Hello! My name is Terri Nowinski and I am the School Counselor for First, Third and Fifth grades. This is my fourth year at Indian Land Elementary School however I have 26 years experience in education and 25 years as a School Counselor in grades K-12. I relocated to South Carolina from Buffalo, NY in July 2014. I received my Masters in School Counseling from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. My passion is working with students and helping them reach their individual potential. I am very excited to be a part of the Indian Land Elementary family and look forward to an exciting year. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my son Parker (7) and daughter Kensi (17 months) and family, gardening, reading and attending theater shows and local activities. I love to be active and exploring the area. I am an avid Buffalo sports fan! Go BILLS and SABRES!!!

Contact Us

Amanda Bayne, M.Ed.

Grades K, 2, 4


Terri Nowinski, MS .Ed.

Grades 1, 3, 5