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About the School Counselors

About Mrs. Bishop:

My name is Amy Bishop and I am blessed to be the School Counselor at Picolata Crossing! Our school is filled with so many wonderful people from our parents, our students, our teachers, administration and other staff. Picolata is truly a gem and I am excited to be here again this school year!

I graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. I then received my Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC. The 2022-2023 school year will be my ninth year as an elementary school counselor. What I love most about the elementary level is the genuine curiosity students have in their learning and the world around them, as well as the opportunity for early intervention support that can have a lifetime positive impact on a child.

I have a passion for helping people and am excited to work with the students at Picolata Crossing. One of my favorite quotes that reminds me why I do what I do is the following: “I can’t promise to fix all your problems but I can promise you won’t have to face them all alone”. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Ben, and our daughters, Allie and Maggie. When I have free time, I love to exercise, go to the beach, travel, shop and I love college football-Go Clemson Tigers!

About Mrs. Maillo:

My name is Lauren Maillo, and I am very excited to have joined the Puma family as one of the School Counselors here at Picolata Crossing! The 2022-2023 school year will be my first year as a school counselor, but my 9th year working in education. I previously  had the privilege of being an elementary school teacher in St. John’s County schools.

I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (K-6) with an endorsement in ESOL and Gifted. I then received my Masters in School Counseling from University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.

Elementary truly has a special place in my heart, and I am thrilled to have found a home here at Picolata. I have experience working with military students and families as I served as a military wife myself and had the opportunity to teach on or near multiple military bases.

Outside of being a school counselor, I love spending time with my husband, Ray, and our children, Kalina and Maddox. I also have two adorable pups, Apollo and Blue. I love being near the ocean, shopping, strength training, and watching my kid’s sporting events.