Degrees and Certifications:

Felicia Mackins

5th grade School Counselor


Welcome to the YIS family!  I was raised in Lake City, SC. After completing high school, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (1995) from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. After graduation, I taught 7th grade science at Chester Middle School while also earning my teaching certificate through SC PACE (Program of Alternative Certification for Educators). After 3 years of teaching science, I re-enrolled in Winthrop and earned a Master of Education degree in School Counseling (2001). In 2002, I began working in the district as a K-12 Certified School Counselor at Harold C. Johnson Middle School. In 2010, I transferred to the YIS staff! 

In my spare time, I enjoy camping and traveling with my husband and two adult children. I am also actively involved at my church. 

 “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

― Maya Angelou