Phone: 919-499-4811


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A., Psychology, 1999 St. Andrews University M.Ed., School Counseling, 2010 Campbell University

Mrs. Kathleen McNeill

My goal is to help every student be successful in school and prepared for the future by providing guidance in problem-solving, college & career readiness, and social skills. 

I have worked as a Harnett County School Counselor for 11 years.  I enjoy working with students, teachers, administrators, and parents to help students reach their full potential and discover their natural talents and abilities. I am available to listen to student concerns, advocate, and help children learn ways to deal effectively with academic and social issues they face as they grow and learn.      

I connect with students in several ways; individual counseling, group sessions, or classroom guidance.  In classroom guidance lessons,  we discuss topics such as emotions, bullying, leadership skills, medicine safety, the world of work, getting along with peers, goal-setting, and transitioning to middle school.

I also work with students individually and in small groups by referral.  Small group lessons focus on friendship building, attendance issues, and other topics as they arise.  If you have a concern about your child, you may email me through my contact page on this website or call the school and ask for Mrs. McNeill.

If you need to reach me; Call, email or use this Google link   

  One minute check-In with Mrs. K McNeill


Vision Statement:

All students at Benhaven Elementary School are unique talented learners who will complete their goal to be a High School Graduate and a kind citizen.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Benhaven School Counseling Department is to provide a proactive program to address students' academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs.  This is accomplished through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful citizens and lifelong learners in the  21st century.


Supporting student success in a diverse and changing world.

All school counselors at Benhaven Elementary School believe:

  • All children are amazing and should be treated with respect and kindness.
  • Every student can succeed and graduate high school.



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  • The Vision of Harnett County Schools Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to produce students that are college and career ready and are prepared to meet the challenges and expectations of the 21st century.  The comprehensive school counseling program supports all students' access to and participation in a challenging curriculum as well as high-quality opportunities for self-directed personal growth.  As successful lifelong learners ad productive citizens, our students achieve their fullest potential and make a positive contribution to their school and community.