• Meet our Student Support Services Faculty and Staff:


    Alexis Hardy, School Counselor, 803-476-3828

    Ms. Alexis Hardy

    Visit Mrs. Hardy's website through this link - Mrs. Hardy, School Counselor







    Elizabeth Balog, Social Worker, 803-476-3834 

    I amMs. Balog thrilled to be a part of the Harbison West team this year! In addition to working with students and families at Harbison West, I am also the School Social Worker for Crossroads Intermediate School and Ballentine Elementary School. I received my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. I am on campus Tuesday and Thursday and can be reached by phone at (803)476-3830 or email at ebalog@lexrich5.org.




     Gary Boyd, Expectations Coach, 803-476-3800 

    Mr. Boyd Gary Boyd is presently the Expectations Coach at Harbison West Elementary School. He has a Masters in Criminal Justice Management.  He spent 35 years as a US Army Training Instructor and 15 years at the South Carolina Department of Corrections where he served as the Division Director of Inmate Services. Mr. Boyd also serves as one of the Vice Presidents of the Irmo/St. Andrews Optimist Club.  In October 2017, he began serving a 5 year term as a Commissioner for the Irmo/Chapin Recreation Commission. He has a deep commitment to assist students at Harbison West and in the community in becoming well rounded, productive citizens. He can be reached by phone at 803-476-3800.


    Courtney Martling, School Psychologist, 803-476-3835

     Mrs. Martling Ms. Martling received her bachelor's degree from Clemson University and her master's degree from Florida State University. She works with students and staff members to help students succeed academically and behaviorally. In her free time, she loves rooting for the Tigers and spending time with her husband and son. She is at HWES Monday through Friday. Ms. Martling can be reached by phone at 803-476-3835 or by email cmartling@lexrich5.org.