Beth Dillard is Hefner’s 8th grade counselor.  Beth comes to us from PC North where she has been a counselor since 2003. She received her undergraduate degree from Stephen F Austin State University and her Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has been married to her husband Taylor for 39 years, has 2 grown children, 6 grandchildren and a spoiled little dog who all keep her busy outside of school. She is excited about her new venture at Hefner Middle School and engaging in her favorite part about being a counselor…guiding students to be successful in achieving their future goals.


Kathy Winham is Hefner’s 6th grade school counselor. She joined the counseling staff at Hefner in 2014 after working at Putnam City Academy as an ELSE counselor (2012-2014).  Prior to working at Putnam City Schools, Mrs. Winham was a Business Instructor at Canadian Valley Technology Center.  She completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and her Master’s in School Counseling at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012. Kathy married her husband, Dan in 1981.  They have two sons, one “daughter-in-love” and one grandson, Range.


Craig Smith is Hefner’s 7th Grade counselor. This is his 19th year in education and his 7th year at Hefner. Craig received his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant and received his master from the University of Central Oklahoma. Craig is married to his wife Jennifer and they have two kids, Grant and Parke.