Phone: 910-436-3545 ext. 116


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Master of Education in School Counseling School Counseling K-12

Ms. Akilah Govan

My name is Ms. Govan and I am one of the school counselors here at OES. This is my first year as a school counselor and I couldn't be more excited to start my counseling career here at OES. Prior to being a school counselor, I was a pre-K teacher assistant for three years. 

I graduated from William Peace University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I also graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with of a Master of Education in school counseling. I am a certified school counselor for grades K-12.

While earning my bachelors degree, I began employment at the Salvation Army Community Center. My experience at the community center allowed me to realize my love for building relationships with children and helping them work through their life experiences. I realized that I wanted to help children reach their full potential and achieve their goals. My experience at the community center led me to become a school counselor. 

I am looking forward to an amazing school year! I am excited to work with students, parents, administrators, teachers, and anyone else who is invested in the educational success of students!