Meet the Counselors

  • School counselors promote and enhance achievement with an annual comprehensive school counseling plan that ensures that every student receives school counseling services. Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention with continuous academic, career, and personal/development activities that will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. These activities include classroom guidance, small groups for skill mastery, individual counseling for students with specific needs, and a variety of other proactive and innovative ways to support student performance. 

    School counselors implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. They also provide resources to staff, students, families, and others to ensure that a family-friendly environment is established and ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.

    Parents are always welcome to come in or call 754-323-7750 for assistance or advice.

Message from our Counselors

  • Hello Tropical students and families,

    We are so excited to be a part of the Tropical Family for the 2022-2023 school year.  We are looking forward to seeing all of your familiar faces as well as meeting all of the new families joining us this year. 

    Having two counselors has made such a positive impact on our school community. We will continue to bring the best social/emotional learning experiences and practices to the students and staff daily.  Some services we provide are:

    • Individualized check-ins
    • Small group counseling 
    • Classroom lessons/activities 
    • School-wide initiatives 
    • Monthly Character Education learning and recognition
     
    We are also available for consultation with parents and guardians. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns in the areas of:
    • Academic Progress
    • Social/Emotional needs
    • Mental Health specifics/referrals 
    Please contact the counselor for the grade level of your child.
     
    Mrs. Yvonne Strum- Grades K, 2, 4 
    Yvonne.Strum@browardschools.com
     
    Mrs. Kristyn Tobacco- Grades 1, 3, 5
    Kristyn.Tobacco@browardschools.com
     
    We are also fortunate to have an amazing School Social Worker at Tropical, Ms. Diana Ardilla-Gonzalez. Together we provide families in need with a variety of resources.
  • KRISTYN TOBACCO

    School Counselor, SEL Liaison,  RTI Coordinator 
    Child Abuse and Neglect, Foster Care and Homeless Education Designee,
    Tropical Elementary School
    (754) 323-7750

  • YVONNE STRUM

    Yvonne Strum

    School Counselor

    Tropical Elementary School
    (754) 323-7750