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OCPS Elementary School Counselors

Elementary school counselors have a master's degree and are certified in school counseling. They are professionals with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today's diverse student population. As a member of a school team, a counselor provides a comprehensive guidance program for students in grade K - 5 designed to help students achieve success in school.

The counselor implements the elementary guidance curriculum: counsels small groups and individual student with problems that create barriers to school success: consults with teachers, staff and parents regarding the developmental needs of students; and refers students with severe problems to appropriate community agencies in consultation with their parents.

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Contact: 
Ambia Valentine, M.S.
School Counselor
407-249-6390 ext, 399-2225
Ambia.Valentine@ocps.net

Month                    Character Trait Focus
 September  Citizenship
 October  Cooperation/Bullying
Prevention Month
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31
 November/December  Child Safety Matters/Responsibility
 January Respect 
 February  Caring
 March  Self-discipline
 April  Perseverance
 May  Trustworthy

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