• 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







    Valerie Hite, Social Worker, 803-476-3834 

    Mrs. Hite, Social Worker I am delighted to be a part of Harbison West Heroes team as the School Social Worker.  This is my third year as the School Social Worker in D5.  In addition to serving at HWES, I also serve as the School Social Worker at Ballentine Elementary and Crossroads Intermediate Schools.  I have a Bachelors in Social Work from Columbia College and a Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.  When I am not working, I enjoy being with my husband and two daughters, cheering for the Gamecocks, working out at OTF or hitting the highway to head to the beach - most likely always with a cup of coffee in my hand!  I know this year is going to be great and I'm thankful to be a part of this awesome HWES family! I am on campus Mondays, Wednesdays, and half days Fridays. You may contact me by phone at 803-476-3834 or vhite@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.