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Mrs. Erica Whatley


Hello! My name is Erica Whatley and I am your school counselor. I love being a part of the caring faculty and staff here at Ballentine Elementary School.

I proudly grew up in District 5 schools. After graduating from Dutch Fork High School, I received the SC Teaching Fellows scholarship. I attended College of Charleston and studied early childhood education. I earned my masters degree in school counseling from The Citadel. I previously taught special education preschool and first grade for 4 years in North Charleston. I am excited to begin my 9th year in counseling at BES! 

I live in Chapin with my husband, two children, and two Pugs. I love helping children learn and grow each day. I look forward to having a great 2021-2022 school year with your child! 

Please feel free to contact me at 803-476-4567 or email me at I am here to help!