Welcome to the Hidden Oak Comprehensive School Counseling Program. Elementary school counselors foster the educational, career and social/emotional 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. We work with students, parents, and fellow staff members to help students receive the support needed to be successful. As counselors, we meet with students individually, in small groups, and in a whole class format. We teach students various coping strategies, skills, and methods to handle various challenges. Students, parents, and staff members may request counseling services. All counseling services are brief and solution focused. We also provide referrals as necessary for more intense services at parents’ request. Please call the school at 352-333-2801 request an appointment with our counselors.
School Counseling Services
School-wide character education
Large Group Classroom Guidance
Small Group Counseling
Consultation and Collaboration
Coordination of special programs
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
An educational approach to meeting the academic, personal/social and career needs of the children based upon the developmental level of the group. The large group classroom guidance curriculum includes, but is not limited to:
Student success skills
Small Group Counseling
This service is available for students experiencing a problem, crisis or need for additional support from the school counselor and peers who are facing a similar situation. Students with common needs are brought together in groups of 2-8.
Counseling is available for students whose needs require a private and confidential setting. Individual counseling sessions can address concerns in the academic, social/emotional, behavioral, and career domains.
In an effort to maximize student success consultation services are available for students, parents/guardians and school-based educational professionals expressing an interest in having a cooperative effort in problem-solving.
- Gifted Services
- K-2nd Grade Classroom Guidance
Hi Everyone! My name is Audra Brown and I am the new full-time school counselor here at Hidden Oak Elementary. I am so happy to be a part of the Hidden Oak family. I am a graduate of the University of Florida and I am looking forward to help everyone at Hidden Oak have a great year. Please do not hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions.
- 504 Coordinator
- 3rd-5th Grade Classroom Guidance
Greetings! My name is Jan Gay and I am excited to join the staff at Hidden Oak Elementary School. I recently moved from Daphne, Alabama to Gainesville. This is my fourth year as a school counselor and I look forward to working with you and your children to have a successful school year. I will be on campus Mondays 7:15-11:00, and all day Wednesdays and Fridays. Please call or email if I can help in anyway.
Lori KimmellGreetings! My name is Lori Kimmell and this is the start of my 3rd year at Hidden Oak. My family includes my husband Josh, our children Sam and Lily and our two pets Pippi (dog) and Moose(cat). I am a graduate of the University of North Florida. My favorite place is my hometown of Fernandina Beach. I'm looking forward to a wonderful year here at Hidden Oak!