Phone: (828)728-4281 ext 356947
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees and Certifications: BA- Psychology MA- School Counseling National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC)
Hello HMS family! My name is Mrs. McIlwain and I am the School Counselor at HMS for students whose last names range from A-K. This is my second year at HMS and I am so happy to be here!
I grew up in Statesville, NC and moved to Greenville, NC after high school to attend East Carolina University. At ECU I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Child Development & Family Relations. After graduating I moved back to Statesville and worked for Easter Seals UCP for four years. In August 2013 I moved to Hickory, NC and began the graduate program at Lenoir Rhyne University and graduated with my Master's Degree in School Counseling in May 2016. I currently live in Conover, NC with my husband and began working at Hudson Middle School in 2017.
As a school counselor it is my job to provide the school with a comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP). This means I help my students grow in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. I serve my students through individual and small group counseling as well as classroom lessons as needed.
I am excited to work at the middle school level during the students' transitional years as they learn more about themselves and their interests. It is my goal to help the students at HMS reach their full potentials so that they may go on to become successful, productive members of society. That means working along with families of students, HMS staff, and community members. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to an awesome school year!