Phone: 803-981-1214


Degrees and Certifications:

Charles Drakeford

Students: Cl - Gi

School Counselor


- Content/Credit Recovery

- VirtualSC

- Foreign Exchange

I am from Columbia, SC and am ecstatic to be here at Northwestern High School!  I have been working with students and parents for 23 years and this is my 18th year in the guidance field. I am married to my amazing wife Patrice and we have 4 amazing children. We have our oldest going off to North Carolina A and T. We also have a rising freshmen, eighth grader, and a seventh grader. I am a proud graduate of South Carolina State University. In my spare time, I enjoy a variety of sports but I am an avid San Francisco 49er fan. I also coached high school football for several years. I enjoy spending time with my family and supporting them in their various activities. I look forward to working with students and parents to set and achieve their desired goals.