Meet the Counselors

  • Beth Dupuis, M.S. Ed.
    School Counselor, Grades PK-2
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    Master of Education- School Counseling
    Bachelor of Arts- Dance Education

    My name is Beth Dupuis and I have been in Education for 21 years.  Before earning my Masters of Education Degree in School Counseling at American Public University in 2016, I taught Dance, Earth & Space Science, Physical Science and Comprehensive Science to grades 6-12.  I came to Baldwin County from Central Florida with 6 years of experience as a School Counselor to grades K-8.  I am ecstatic to be back home on the Gulf Coast and at Florence B. Mathis Elementary School.  You may contact me at or 251-943-1244.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time regarding your child's academic, social/emotional, and/or college/career needs.  


    Fani Chifchieva, M.Ed.

    School Counselor, Grades 3-6


    My name is Fani Chifchieva and I have experience working with students and families on different levels, with different backgrounds, and assisting them in a lot of different situations to better their areas of need. I have worked in clinical, school, and residential levels and was able to provide counseling through sports to students as well. I completed both Bachelors of Spanish and Masters of School Counseling at Auburn University, where I was also a student-athlete, representing the university tennis team. I currently hold LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and NCC (National Certified Counselor) credentials. I am here to help you and your families with anything I can and provide services that will be in the best interest of your child.

    I am very excited to be part of Mathis Elementary. You may contact me at or reach me by phone at (251) 943- 1244.