Counseling & Academic Support

The primary role of The Out-of-Door Academy Department of Counseling & Academic Support is to nurture all students to meet their highest personal and academic potential.
Our Counseling and Academic Support 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 9 members.

  • Photo of Alexa  Cable

    Mrs. Alexa  Cable 

    Lower School Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Daniele Daddario

    Mrs. Daniele Daddario 

    Lower School Learning Center Staff
  • Photo of Kailyn Dreger

    Mrs. Kailyn Dreger 

    Middle School Counselor
  • Photo of Aaron Kaufman

    Mr. Aaron Kaufman 

    Upper School Learning Specialist
    941-867-3409, x1059
  • Photo of Jaye Liset-Lynch

    Ms. Jaye Liset-Lynch 

    941-867-3408, x1058
  • Photo of Melinda Lloyd

    Ms. Melinda Lloyd 

    Director of Academic Support & Upper School Counselor, Academic Support Department Chair
  • Photo of Gabriela Maraia

    Ms. Gabriela Maraia 

    Upper School Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Waleska Nieves

    Ms. Waleska Nieves 

    Lower School Counselor
  • Photo of Jane Runge

    Mrs. Jane Runge 

    Lower School Learning Center Staff

Location, Hours and Contact Information

For parents and caregivers who wish to meet with our Counseling & Academic Support 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

LOWER SCHOOL |  Lower School Campus on Clark Road  |  Pre-K – Grade 1
11011 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241   |  COMING SOON

  |  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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