Mrs. Pennino-Smith


​Welcome Back for the 2016-2017 school year! My name is Erica Pennino-Smith and I am excited to be at James Island Middle School. I will be working with our 6-8th grade students on the computer with Naviance to learn about career interests and options as well as their personal interests and skill sets. Naviance is an excellent online tool for students and they will use it a great deal when they are in high school. Students will have a Naviance username and login and will be able to access from home as well! I will be meeting with 8th grade students/parents to conduct Individual Graduation Plan meetings. These meetings help our students to identify their career cluster to best aid in selecting applicable high school courses to meet their career and college goals. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone to schedule your student's IGP meeting. 

I completed my Master's Degree from Kent State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as my Education Specialist Degree in School Counseling. I love South Carolina and spending time with my husband, 3 children, our boxer and 2 cats! I look forward to an excellent school year and working with our young adults and their families!

Contact Information


Phone: (843)762-2784

Office Hours: Wednesdays 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. or by appointment. 

This Week's Updates & Assignments

It's all about Careers on Naviance! Individual Graduation Plan Meetings coming up. Parents, please contact me by phone or email to schedule your student's IGP meeting. I will be reaching out to parents to schedule soon.