Kayla Oglesby

Kayla Oglesby

School Counselor


Anderson School District Two

Milestones

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.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

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

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
Education
Government
Government
Accomplishing Goals
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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

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

Ignore the negativity. Set goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them. Find friends who help you and encourage you to meet your dreams! Good community and solid goals make for accomplishing dreams.

Challenges I Overcame

Bullying
Bullying

Bullying affected my confidence in my ability to achieve or be anything. I had to learn that I had value to be able to begin planning to accomplish my goals.