Ms. Yates

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Michaela Yates

Bluffton Elementary School Counselor Michaela Yates

I have lived in Bluffton since 1990 and attended Beaufort County Schools from 6th grade through high school. I am a lowcountry girl at heart and love living here! I am an avid animal lover and have 2 dogs, a cat, a sun conure, a flying squirrel, and a green iguana.

I have worked as a School Counselor at Bluffton Elementary School for 13 years.

I believe that our job as educators is to teach the whole child. They need to learn not only reading, writing and arithmetic, but also to have integrity, responsibility, and strong character. We need to teach them how to think, rather than what to think. Within these walls we have the opportunity and obligation to help these students grow into successful adults that are able to contribute positively to society. No one person can accomplish that in isolation. It takes a team of people coming together in support of these children to help them reach their potential. I truly believe in what George Evans said, “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” It takes everyone working together to say these are our students and their success matters.