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Counseling & Academic Services

The primary role of The Out-of-Door Academy Department of Counseling & Academic Services is to support and nurture all students to meet their highest personal and academic potential.
Our Counseling and Academic Services department utilizes a system-wide approach to meet the unique academic and personal needs of every student. This approach includes group discussions as well as one-to-one meetings with students, faculty, and parents. The team designs developmentally appropriate programming aimed at enhancing school culture, which is presented to students regularly through advisory and wellness sessions. Timely societal topics are approached with consideration for the social and emotional maturity of students in each grade level. The department is available to advocate for and support all students on both campuses. See our Wellness page  for additional information on how we support the social and emotional needs of students.

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Melinda Lloyd

    Ms. Melinda Lloyd 

    Director of Upper School Counseling and Academic Services
  • Photo of Concetta Holmes

    Ms. Concetta Holmes 

    Director of Middle School Counseling and Academic Services, Middle School Cheer Head Coach
  • Photo of Waleska Nieves

    Ms. Waleska Nieves 

    Director of Lower School Counseling & Academic Services

Location, Hours and Contact Information

For parents and caregivers who wish to meet with our Counseling & Academic Services team, please call or email to schedule an appointment. Students looking to connect with school counselors are encouraged to contact them directly, either in person or via email.

The Out-of-Door Academy

LOWER SCHOOL |  Historic Siesta Key Campus  |  Pre-K – Grade 5
444 Reid Street, Sarasota, FL 34242  |  941-349-3223  |  Fax: 941-349-8133

  |  Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch  |  Grades 6 – 8 |  Grades 9 – 12
5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240  |  941-349-3223  |  Fax: 941-907-1251
The Out-of-Door Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, physical ability, religion, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.
The Out-of-Door Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

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