Phone: 803-821-3735


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Ashleigh Near

7th Grade Counselor

Welcome to LMS! This is my 18th year as a school counselor. I find middle school the most exciting! I will be the 7th grade counselor at Lakeside.

I have a degree from Clemson University in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. I also have an Educational Specialist degree in Counselor Education from USC. In addition, I received my Global Career Development Facilitator certification and National Board Certification.

Outside of school, I spend time with my husband, son and daughter. We love spending time as a family, playing outside, sports, and traveling to the Charleston area!

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