Kayla Oglesby

Kayla Oglesby

School Counselor


Anderson School District Two

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I, Decided to go to the University of Alabama.
Then I got involved in the Psychology program.
Then I did an internship in a rural Title I school.
Then I learned I had a passion for helping students succeed.

Education

High School
Etowah High School
Bachelor
Psychology
University of Alabama
Graduate
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Clemson University

Career

School Counselor

I encourage students to make and achieve goals through following ASCA standards.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Government
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

Working daily to encourage students to set goals and meet their goals through utilizing the ASCA National Model for a comprehensive school counseling program. A student would see me leading small groups and classrooms in career exploration, character building, and behavior focused lessons to help students become responsible citizens.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Patience, Patience, Patience! Also, learning to be empathetic and understand that there are people of all different backgrounds and everyone has a unique path made specific for them.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Do an internship in a school, any kind of internship. Learn what schools in your target area are like and find out if you have a passion for helping students succeed. Then see if you can shadow a school counselor and learn more about their role and find out if it is right for you.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Psychology
graduate
Graduate
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You are not good enough. You are not smart enough, or pretty enough. Your dreams are annoying."

Challenges I Overcame

Bullying