Phone: (803) 476-8575 office (803) 767-3513 cell


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melanie Westhart, LMSW

Hello SOES family,

My name is Melanie Westhart and I am your School Social Worker. I have been a social worker for over 15 years. I graduated with my Bachelors and Master's degree from Baylor University in Texas. This will be my 8th year as a school social worker in District 5. I have worked in schools in both Texas and South Carolina for over 10 years as a mental health counselor. I enjoy being in the schools and helping families, but my favorite part about being a social worker is that I get to serve families and walk alongside them to help them overcome obstacles they may be facing. I moved to SC from TX with my husband 10 years ago and have established roots as a South Carolinian. We have a beautiful daughter who loves to keep us entertained and on our toes. When I am not working, I enjoy family time and traveling. The outdoors is my favorite place to be, especially when I get to ride my motorcycle.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you are in need of support. SOES is one of the 2 schools that I cover and my office days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; however, you may contact me any day during the week. 


Please see the following link for more information about school social work.