Oakdale Elementary School

Counseling Office

Staff

Our Oakdale School Psychologists are Mrs. Julia Lawhead and Mr. Jeff Lyman.  You may reach either during school hours at 574-1100, or by email, [email protected], or [email protected]

The Role of the Guidance Counselor and School Psychologist

Our Guidance Department at Oakdale includes 2 school psychologists, Mrs. Julia Lawhead, Ed. S. and Mr. Jeff Lyman, Ed. S. School psychologists help ensure the academic, behavioral, emotional, and social well-being of students. Our psychologists coordinate Special Services for our students, provide educational assessment, and develop small group activities that focus on developing social skills, making friends, and processing difficult life experiences. They are also available to provide individual counseling on a short-term basis. Please note that this is not therapeutic counseling and any information shared with psychologists will be kept confidential unless a child reveals information about hurting themselves or another person, information about child abuse, or information about criminal activity.