Our school counseling program is based on the principle of nurturing our children and helping them become fully functioning contributing members of our school, the community and eventually our society. School counselors are concerned with the students’ total development: intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. The two counselors, along with our support staff, and with the support of our administrative team and community partners, advocate for our students in a variety of personal, social and educational roles. Our responsibility to prepare our children to learn and eventually become leaders in our community and society is met in individual and group settings, and with the many services available through our community partnership programs.
As advocates for our children, the school counselors help ensure that the students are prepared for the challenges of learning and growing in an increasingly diverse society. Elementary school children face a time of rapid growth, development, and change, which presents unique challenges to them both personally and developmentally that may impact others around them. The school counseling program is designed to assist students not only in preparation for middle school but in achieving the skills and knowledge appropriate for their developmental level.
Meetings are scheduled on an individual, group, or family basis. Through these meetings, the counselors provide a framework for growth, development and learning exploration that fosters self-direction, personal motivation and incentive to achieve in all aspects of their young lives. Please call our guidance assistant, Ms. Miriam Delgado, at 941-741-3319 ext. 63067 to schedule a conference.
Helping students reach their fullest potential is our ultimate goal.
Director of School Counseling, Manatee Elementary
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." ~ John Wooden
Welcome back, Manatee Elementary School families!
My name is Marta Sanchez-Acevedo, and I am excited about being a Guidance Counselor at Manatee Elementary!
I look forward to working with you as we collaborate to develop our children's academic, career, and personal/social skills. I look forward to working closely with you to help our children succeed at Manatee Elementary. My goal as a counselor is to assist students with overcoming barriers that may prevent them from achieving the academic success that we always strive for at Manatee Elementary. I have served as a school counselor for many years and am looking forward to a GREAT year at Manatee Elementary!
Marta Sanchez-Acevedo, School Counselor
"Believe you can and you're halfway there." ~ Theodore Roosevelt