Elementary Counselors

Our mission is to provide all students with a comprehensive school-counseling program, centered around an engaging curriculum that encourages the highest level of resiliency, social/emotional growth, college/career and academic achievement. In partnering with teachers, administrators and a caring community, school counselors advocate for all students and help them become successful lifelong learners and problem solvers.

Our school counseling program aims to help students:

  • Understand the skills needed to achieve academically and deal with academic challenges
  • Learn how to manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
  • Discover skills and interests, and understand the options that are available in their future following graduation

Services provided by the school counselors are available to ALL students. When needed, and in consultation with the parents/guardians of a student, school counselors will seek referrals for additional support through our partnership with Syntero.

If you have a counseling or crisis emergency that is after school hours and/or cannot wait until the next school day, please reach out to one of these resources.

Mental health emergency hotline: dial 988

Stay Safe, Speak Up! Safety Reporting System: Upper Arlington Schools reporting system for potential safety or bullying issues

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Intake Line: 614-355-8080

24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: 614-229-7000

UA Non-Emergency Police (wellness checks and other services): 614-583-5150

Erin Bowden

Erin Bowden
Barrington Elementary School
614-487-5180, ext. 5126

Laura Kunkle

Laura Kunkle
Greensview Elementary School
614-487-5050, ext. 5563

Jean Allocco

Jean Allocco
Tremont Elementary School
614-487-5170, ext. 6022

Renee Shaffer

Renee Shaffer
Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School
614-487-5150, ext. 6537

Katie O'Keefe

Katie O'Keefe
Windermere Elementary School
614-487-5060, ext. 7022

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