• Hunter Street Elementary School Counseling Services

    The mission of Hunter Street Elementary School Counseling Services is to provide equitable services and access to all students through our comprehensive developmentally-focused school counseling program which focuses on the academic, career, and social/emotional growth of all students.

    The counseling program is built upon the guiding principles of the American School Counseling Association’s National Model which provides access and the equitable opportunity for achievement for all students through the themes of leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and systemic change.

    Our ambition is to build and challenge students to become life-long learners in their ability to think critically, solve issues through personal strength and support, and to make sound decisions for themselves and their community in becoming better citizens.

    The mission and vision of this program further calls upon the community as stakeholders to be involved with students and school activities to provide resources and relationships to positively impact students and their families.

    This vision mirrors the words of our school and district which call upon us to be “Connected as One” and “To Learn, Serve, and Give as One.”



Degrees and Certifications:

Joe Burton

My name is Joe Burton and I am excited to join the HSES family this year as the school counselor! After 5 years as the At-Risk Coordinator at York Middle School I am excited to be a part of the Hunter Street legacy. In preparation to be a counselor, I attended Winthrop University and Liberty University where I studied Psychology and Education. While my background is in youth services, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and working with at-risk students, I am looking forward to the fun of working with elementary students and watching our Huskies grow! When I’m not in “Mr. Burton mode” I live in Rock Hill with my wife, Kim, of 15 years and our two old dogs. I enjoy spending time with friends, watching football, movies, traveling, attending concerts, and writing when I have free time.

 All students, parents, and staff are welcome to come by my office AKA The Treehouse for a chat. The door is always open and the phone/email are always on, so just let me know if there is anything we can do to help you and your family!