Counseling at OTES
My mission is to facilitate each student's social-emotional, academic and career development through the counselors’ delivery of guidance and counseling activities as well as through a collaborative effort between the home, school and community.
Mrs. Kimberly Hughes, M. Ed.
Email Mrs. Hughes
Best times: 8:40 am - 9:20 am and 3:00 - 4:10 pm
About Your Counselor
The 2018 - 2019 school year will be my 16th year at Oakland Terrace Elementary. Before Oakland Terrace, I worked
in Prince George’s County as a middle school counselor for two years and as an
elementary special educator for five years. I received my Masters Degree in
Guidance and Counseling at Bowie State University in 2001 and completed my
undergraduate degree at the University of the District of Columbia in 1994.
Our program is delivered through
a combination of classroom guidance, group counseling, individual counseling,
and home-school partnering.
- Classroom Guidance - Classroom Guidance involves
sessions on conflict resolution, stress management, decision-making, career
awareness, character education, social skills, and human development.
- Group Counseling - Group Counseling sessions on
coping with stress, self-esteem, making and keeping friends, anger management,
grief/loss, separation, divorce, and exploring career choices.
- Individual Counseling - Individual Counseling sessions to
assist students in the use of effective problem solving skills and to express
feelings or concerns.
- Home-school Partnership - Reinforcement of home-school partnership through newsletters and referrals to community resources.
Download our program brochures here:
Brochure for Parents and Caregivers
Brochure for Students
For Students - How to See Mrs. Hughes
1. Print out referral - Student Referral Form
2. Use pencil to fill out the referral.
3. Come to school and slide the message under the office door (Room 31).
1. Remove a referral form from the office door (Room 31).
2. Use a pencil from the green cup to fill out the form.
3. Slide the form under the office door (Room 31).
Counts! is not a command, or a religious or political philosophy.
Character Counts! is a program that is dedicated to strengthening the character
of young people through promotion of the Six Pillars of Character:
trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and
citizenship. This program will lay a solid foundation for character
development by teaching children right from wrong and by demonstrating positive
Oakland Terrace ES recognizes that the
partnership between home and school is extremely important for developing
character. Therefore, we invite you to join us in supporting the Six
Pillars of Character at home, school, and in the community.
Character Counts Website
MCPS Department of Student Services
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services