Guidance Department

  • Mission

    Our mission at Awesome Olsen Middle School is to implement a proactive guidance program that fosters academic achievement, career awareness, personal growth and a positive self-image for all students within a safe and secure learning environment.

    We implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. We 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.

Phone: 754-323-3832

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Moniquie Foster

Greetings Awesome Olsen Family,

Middle students are unique, and it can be a trying and sometimes scary time for students and parents alike. We the School Counseling department here at Olsen Middle School are here to help you through these three years. Our purpose is to help students be successful during their three-year experience with us in middle school.  We, as school counselors, focus on development of the student as a whole person, facilitating academic achievement, career planning, and social/personal functioning while serving as a needed bridge between counseling and education in the school.  Here at Olsen, we strive to develop lifelong learners as we prepare students for high school and beyond. We strive to show our students that the impossible is possible and that you can decide what your future reality will be. Middle school is the time to set goals, develop good study habits, time management skills, and plan for higher education- whether that involves community college, vocational programs, a four-year college or university, going directly into the work force, or joining the military.   We look forward to working with all our students and parents throughout the years your child spends at Awesome Olsen.

Excellence for Every Student Everyday!

Moniquie Foster

School Counseling Director

 

"In your heart, you have a song that will change the world, once you give yourself permission to sing."

                                                            _Vironika Tugaleva

Phone: 754-323-3800

Email:

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Ms. Elisa Weisel

My name is Elisa Weisel and I am a brand-new resident of Florida. I was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts, outside of Plymouth, where I lived for most of my life. I started out my employment journey as a college and adult career counselor. During that time, I saw too many people graduate from college without being prepared for the work force and/or who were miserable in their jobs. I became a high school and middle school guidance counselor mainly to help students enter the workforce in jobs that they were not only prepared for, but in jobs where they would truly be happy.

For the past eleven years, I worked for Baltimore County Public Schools, first as a middle school special educator and for the past seven years, as an elementary school counselor.

As a counselor, I have always made it my point to get to know students in every aspect: academically, personally and socially/emotionally. Getting to know students and developing a trusting relationship with them and their parents is how I lay the groundwork for helping students reach their maximum potential.

I relocated to Florida to be with my family. I have a daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren who live in Davie. Secondly, I chose to come to Awesome Olsen Middle, primarily because it is an all magnet middle school. The school system where I worked, Baltimore County Public Schools, had a large magnet school program. With my background working there as a magnet school liaison and my career background, Olsen became a perfect fit for me!

I describe myself as an outdoor person. One of my favorite activities prior to moving to Florida was hiking in the woods. I enjoyed challenging hikes with rocky terrain. Growing up in Massachusetts, I also became an avid sports fan, especially baseball. I love the Boston Red Sox and follow baseball season from start to finish.

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