SCC High School Counselor

Meet Your Counselor

My name is Kacie Sandlin and I am the 7-12 grade counselor at Scott County Central. This will be my first year as a counselor. Prior to joining the staff at SCC, I was an elementary library assistant in the Jackson R2 School District for 4 years. I currently live in Jackson, MO.

I received my bachelors degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2016. In 2021, I was awarded my masters degree in school & mental health counseling from Missouri Baptist University.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my dog, Loki, and reading. I also enjoy snacking on white chocolate and sipping sweet tea!

Mission

Miss Sandlin will:

  • provide students with comprehensive education and awareness on academic, career, and social/emotional goals

  • foster a growth-oriented mindset

  • establish meaningful partnerships between students and school personnel, family units, and community leaders

  • maintain a safe, supportive environment to showcase knowledge

Vision

Miss Sandlin will model and encourage strong interpersonal and intrapersonal communication within the comprehensive school counseling program. As a school counselor, she feels that students are committed to doing their best when empowered by those around them. Additionally, Miss Sandlin emphasizes the importance of peer leadership in student development and will provide opportunities to sharpen teamwork skills while serving the school and community.

Beliefs

Miss Sandlin believes:

  • student success is amplified by the presence of strong support systems

  • every student is capable of becoming the best version of themselves

  • all domains - academic, career, and social/emotional - are equally important to forming student character

  • knowledge is not limited to the classroom setting and occurs throughout the lifetime

  • all students deserve access to comprehensive school counseling programs with developmentally appropriate programs

  • unique differences should be celebrated

  • mutual respect is the cornerstone of of a successful program