Meet the Counselor

  • School counselors promote and enhance achievement with an annual comprehensive school counseling plan that ensures that every student receives school counseling services. Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention with continuous academic, career, and personal/development activities that will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. These activities include classroom guidance, small groups for skill mastery, individual counseling for students with specific needs, and a variety of other proactive and innovative ways to support student performance. 

    School counselors implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. They also provide resources to staff, students, families, and others to ensure that a family-friendly environment is established and ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.

    Parents are always welcome to come in or call 754-323-7750 for assistance or advice.

Message form TE Counselor

  • Hello Tropical students and families,

    2021-2022 school year, HERE WE GO! 

    We have some exciting news to share! Tropical’s School Counseling program now has two  counselors! 

    We look forward to working together to support our staff, students and families while we navigate this school year, all back for face to face learning. Our goal is to divide and conquer, bringing the best social/emotional learning experience to our students. Our School Counseling program provides the following services:

    • Individual counseling 
    • Small group counseling 
    • Classroom lessons/activities 
    • School-wide initiatives 
    We are also available for consultation. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns in the areas of:
    • Academic Progress
    • Social/Emotional
    • Mental Health specifics/referrals 
    Please contact the counselor for the grade level of your child.
    Mrs. Yvonne Strum- Grades K, 2, 4
    Mrs. Kristyn Tobacco- Grades 1, 3, 5
    Also part of our team, Is the amazing School Social Worker, Ms. Shawn Howell. Together we provide families in need with a variety of resources.

    School Counselor, SEL Liaison,  RTI Coordinator 
    Child Abuse and Neglect, Foster Care and Homeless Education Designee,
    Tropical Elementary School
    (754) 323-7750


    Yvonne Strum

    School Counselor

    Tropical Elementary School
    (754) 323-7750