Meet the Counselor

  • 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 form TE Counselor

  • Hello parents and students!
    I hope everyone is doing well. I am excited to continue working with our Tropical students and their families! Our norm is still being challenged and so our online learning adventure continues, however, I know that as a Tropical family we will make the best out of it! 

    As your school counselor, I am going to be supporting teachers, students, and their families with Canvas learning. I will also have my own School Counseling Canvas to continue providing support and social/emotional learning to students directly. I encourage you to reach out to the teachers, as well as myself and our other support staff members if you have any questions or concerns. I am happy to help with any questions or concerns in the areas of:

    • Academic Progress
    • Social/Emotional
    • Mental Health specifics

    I will also continue to work closely with our amazing School Social Worker, Ms. Shawn Howell to provide any community resources that may be needed. 


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


    Yvonne Strum

    School Counselor

    Tropical Elementary School
    (754) 323-7750