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Academics

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 Melinda Lloyd

    Ms. Melinda Lloyd 

    Director of Academic Support & Upper School Counselor, Academic Support Department Chair
    941-554-5957
  • Photo of Concetta Holmes

    Ms. Concetta Holmes 

    Middle School Counselor, Middle School Cheer Head Coach
    941-554-5988
  • Photo of Waleska Nieves

    Ms. Waleska Nieves 

    Lower School Counselor
    941-554-3424
  • Photo of Kelly  Cool

    Ms. Kelly  Cool 

    Upper School Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Aaron Kaufman

    Mr. Aaron Kaufman 

    Upper School Learning Specialist
    941-867-3409 Ext 1059
  • Photo of Jaye Liset-Lynch

    Ms. Jaye Liset-Lynch 

    Middle School Learning Specialist
    941-867-3408
  • Photo of Angelica Rossi

    Mrs. Angelica Rossi 

    Lower School Learning Specialist
    941-554-3436
  • Photo of Daniele Daddario

    Mrs. Daniele Daddario 

    Lower School Learning Center Staff
    941-554-3454
  • Photo of Jane Runge

    Mrs. Jane Runge 

    Lower School Learning Center Staff
    941-554-3467

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

MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOLS
  |  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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