I am Keri Cortez, the school counselor at Osceola. I am super excited to be part of the Wildcat family. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Masters in School Counseling and have been working as a School Counselor for the past six years. As the school counselor, my job is to assist students, teachers, and parents and guardians in helping each student achieve success. The school counseling program focuses on academic achievement, social/emotional and career development.
phone: (904) 547-3787
email: [email protected]
What does the School Counselor do?
- Sees individual students in distress or in crisis, with follow-up as needed
- Conducts guidance groups and “lunch bunches” for children with particular needs (social skills, anger, family changes..)
- Teaches k-5 class guidance lessons on life skills, our district character counts initiative, and various topics including topics such as bullying, understanding feelings, and social skills.
- Conduct gifted screeners
- Monitor attendance and hold truancy meetings
- Serves as a liaison between the school and outside agencies to best assist our families.
- Serves as a resource to teachers, staff, and PARENTS/GUARDIANS!
- School Coordinator for: ESOL services (English Language Learners), 504 plans for disabled students, Mentor Services for our students, Social Services for Needy Families.
- http://kidshealth.org Nemours Foundations site with up-to-date info on children’s health and emotional concerns.
- CareConnect-24/7 Crisis Support Line Text: CARE4U to 741741 (confidential crisis support by text)https://www.careconnectplus.com/ United Way of St. Johns County: call “211” to help you with home resources and local services that are here to assist our families in need