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School Counseling

Welcome to the Mason Elementary Guidance Homepage
Ms. Kathy Hamill

(904) 547-8437 



Goals and Objectives

The main goal of the Guidance Department at Mason is to help students succeed in school by helping them solve problems that often interfere with learning. In order to accomplish that goal a School Counselor will:

  • Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified needs and concerns.
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational resources regarding students with identified needs and concerns.
  • Conduct classroom guidance lessons on topics such as Character Education, school-wide LEAD behavior expectations, emotion management, personal safety, choosing a healthy lifestyle, and problem solving.
  • Monitor student academic performance, behavior, and attendance to assist with appropriate interventions.
  • Member of the MTSS/ RTI (Response to Intervention) team.
  • Consult with faculty in order to assist them in developing effective classroom management techniques.
  • Coordinate Character Counts week activities.
  • Establish school-based procedures for assisting in the proper maintenance of student records.
  • Provide additional services as required by the principal and assistant principal.
  • Assess and coordinate services for English Language Learning students.
  • Coordinate the gifted screening process for applicable students.
  • Maintain the Otis Mason food pantry and clothes closet.
  • Coordinate holiday food and gift drive and distribution.
  • Coordinate Blessings in a Bag weekly food program provided by Catholic Charities
  • Facilitate referrals for counseling services with outside of school providers.

Resources for Families

Adult/Child Mentoring Programs
Investing in Kids (INK) / St. Johns County
1 Christopher Street
St. Johns County Education Foundation
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 547-7127

Subject Tutoring, School Supplies, Scholarships, School Readiness Programs
Health, Medical, Mental Health:
Epic Behavioral Health of St. Augustine
Ph 904.829.2273 Fax 904.824.0724
1400 Old Dixie Hwy., St. Augustine FL 32084

Children’s Home Society, Buckner Division / St. Johns County
25 Deltona Boulevard
Suite 5
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 794-0268

Parent Counseling, Child Guidance, Adolescent/Youth Counseling, Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Home Based Parenting Education, Family Support Centers/Outreach, Adoption Evaluation/Placement, Adoption Counseling and Support
Florida Department of Health / St. Johns County / Main Services
200 San Sebastian View
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-3250

St. Augustine Lions Club / Eye Care Program
Saint Augustine, FL 32086

Outreach Programs, Chronic Disease Self Management Programs, Hearing Aids, Eye Examinations
Flagler Hospital / Behavioral Health Services / St. Johns County
400 Health Park Boulevard
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 819-5155

Azalea Health / St. Augustine / Saint Johns County
105 Whitehall Drive
Suite 109
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 829-2782

Community Mental Health Agencies, Community Clinics, Pharmacies, Affordable Care Act Insurance Information/Counseling
TLC – Therapeutic Learning Center/ St. Johns County
2109 Arc Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-8932

Catholic Charities / St. Augustine, St. Johns County Regional Office
3940 Lewis Speedway
Suite 2103
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 829-6300

St Johns County Health And Human Services
200 San Sebastian View
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-6140

Family Support Centers/Outreach
Learn To Read of St. Johns County, Inc
70 South Dixie Highway
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 826-0011

St. Johns County Council on Aging, Inc / Older American Act Program
180 Marine Street
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-3700

Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County / Walk-In Services (FL-512)
63 Chapin Street
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-6623

Family Integrity / St. Johns County
200 San Sebastian View
Suite 2300
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 209-6080
Reference/Information, Story Hour, Book Loan, Public Access Computers/Tools, Volunteer Opportunities
St. Johns County Public Library System
6670 US 1 South
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 827-6925

Keeping Our Kids Safe
Below are two documents published by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, U.S. Department of Justice. For more information check their website.

Know the Rules: Abduction and Kidnapping
Know the Rules For Going To and From School