Phone: (803) 722-5606


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Thais West

I am in my eighth year at Chapin Middle School as the Guidance Director and 7th Grade Counselor.  A graduate of Claflin University I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  Later I earned a Masters Degree and Educational Specialist in School Counseling from the University of South Carolina. 

As a certified School Counselor, my experience is in the elementary and middle school levels.  I am also National Board Certified in School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood. 

When I am not at CMS, I enjoy spending time with my husband Tarance and daughter, Ivy. 

In keeping with the mission of the CMS School Counseling Department, my aim is to support and enhance educational, career, and personal/social development of all students to prepare them for this ever-changing global society.