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School Counseling


My name is Heather Smith and I am so happy to be a part of the Osceola family.   I have been a School Counselor for 12 years.  I graduated from Flagler College with a Bachelors in Social Science.  Then I received my Masters from Nova Southeastern University in School Counseling.  I have always had a passion for helping people and am excited to work with the students at Osceola.  If you have any concerns about your child, please contact me.

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. We now have a free clothing closet for our school families and links to other resources for those difficult times.
  • 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.


Helpful Links:


  •  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) 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