York One Academy Counseling Department

  • York One Academy’s Counseling Department provides wraparound services to give each student the support they need throughout the school day, whether the support is academic, social or behavioral. Our team works collaboratively to identify, develop, and implement interventions to prepare students to return to their home schools. Our focus at YOA is on BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. Students will participate in a variety of interventions to achieve our focus. This includes various interventions by our staff, such as individual and group counseling, psychoeducational and social-emotional activities, career exploration, and other extracurriculars planned by our staff.  

Phone: 803.818.6143


Degrees and Certifications:

Adrienne Berry

I am excited to serve this school year as the School Counselor at York One Academy. My greatest joy is encouraging and supporting success in students. In my role, I will strive to help all students by providing a comprehensive program that meets their academic, personal/ social, and career development needs.   

I strongly believe that every student has the ability to learn and grow in a safe, positive, and supportive environment where expectations are taught, modeled, and expected. I believe that every student deserves to be noticed (seen and heard), recognized, and celebrated. When students feel safe, share respect, build trusting relationships, and are recognized for their individual gifts, strengths, and unique abilities, they will reach their optimal learning capacities and potential.  

I look forward to working with our students and transitioning in my role in our amazing, impactful program! 



Degrees and Certifications:

Donna Hancock

I am Donna J. Hancock the Behavior Intervention Specialist for York One Academy.  This is my first year in the district and I am very excited about this opportunity.  I have worked in the educational field for 22 years most of which have been in the role of School Counselor. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Shaw University in Raleigh NC. and my Masters in School Counseling from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs NC.  

It is my belief as an educator to always do what is right for children.  I’m looking forward to a successful year working together with the wonderful team of educators at YOA. Together we will strive to ensure our scholars reach their highest potential.   

Phone: 803-818-6142


Degrees and Certifications:

SchrKya Massey

My name is Ms. SchrKya Massey, I am a Master’ level Social Worker with a historical background in child protective services and crisis management from New Jersey. I am elated to be a part of the York One Academy team to use my versatile background to focus on our student’s strengths while addressing their underlying needs.  

When children/adolescents suffer through trauma and life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel.  Part of the mental health counseling goal will be to help students find a healthy perception of themselves, strengthen relationships, and establish healthy coping skills.  While these tasks are far from easy, it will be worth it as, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”- John Heywood