Degrees and Certifications:
I am very happy to be the School Counselor at Ogletree Elementary School, Home of All Star students! I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Auburn University. While working in North Carolina I earned an Education Specialist degree at the University of South Carolina. This year will be my 17th year as school counselor at Ogletree Elementary. I have been a school counselor and lead teacher at both the elementary and middle school level for the past 26 years. While at the middle school, I coached cross country and was assistant track and field coach. I worked as a counselor at Falling Creek Camp, an adventure camp in North Carolina, for over 13 years leading mountain biking and climbing trips.
I love spending time with my family outdoors. I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, canoeing, camping, trail running and building things. I incorporate my love of nature and my outdoors experiences into my counseling lessons. I am also the sponsor for our PALs and Dedicated Dads Breakfast events as well as unicycling club. Check out the events page for more information regarding these activities.
School counselors foster the academic, social/emotional and career development of students throughout their academic careers. Our goal is to support students in reaching their full academic potential and enjoy a positive school experience. School counselors work with students, parents and fellow staff members to help students be successful in the classroom environment. Counseling services include classroom guidance lessons, individual and small group sessions and crisis counseling. Counselors act as a liaison providing information and resources with school based support teams and outside agencies.
Auburn City Schools offers school based mental health services for students with significant issues that impede classroom learning. For more information, please contact your school counselor or administrator.
Classroom guidance lesson topics: Skills for school success, personal safety, goal setting, interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships, careers, character development, school transitions and more.
Individual and small groups address topics such as: organizational skills, changing families, anxiety, test-taking skills, self-esteem, social skills and more.