• Meet the School Counselors


    Shan Goings Francis

    My name is Shan Goings Francis and I joined the River Oaks Elementary family in 2015. I’m excited to be a part of such a wonderful school and community!

    I’m a native of Myrtle Beach and graduated from Myrtle Beach High School. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University, my Master of Arts in Counselor Education and Educational Specialist degrees from South Carolina State University. What I love most about the elementary level is the genuine curiosity students have in their learning and the world around them. I also appreciate the opportunity to provide early intervention support that can have a positive impact on a child.

    As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the emotional, social and educational needs of all students. I look forward to offering support to River Oaks Elementary students, families, staff and community. If you ever have questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me at 843-903-6300 or sfrancis@horrycountyschools.net


    Staci Stillwagon

    My name is Staci Stillwagon and I am excited to begin my career as a school counselor and dedicate my work to the students of River Oaks Elementary.   I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale and my Masters in School Counseling from Capella University. Before coming to River Oaks, I taught for 12 years at Loris Elementary in kindergarten, second, fourth, and fifth grade.

    I moved to the area with my husband in 2006.  We enjoy spending time with our 2 sons and traveling.  I look forward to working with the students and families this year.  Please call or email me any time you have have a question or concern.  I can be reached 843-903-6300 or sstillwagon@horrycountyschools.net