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4th & 5th Grade Guidance


Hi Everyone! I hope you and your family had a relaxing summer. My name is Linda Braden, and I am thrilled to be one of the School Counselors at The Villages Charter Elementary School. I will be based out of the 4th & 5th Grade Center and working alongside Mrs. Shannon Sprowles, School Counselor, who rotates between the Primary Center and the 4th & 5th Grade Center. This is going to be an awesome year filled with learning, growing and lots of new adventures. We cannot wait to get to know you, your family and most importantly your child!


Lessons will be provided in your child’s classroom during the first nine weeks on a conflict management program used throughout the elementary school titled Kelso’s Choices (K-3) or KC’s Choices (4-5). The students are provided instruction on choices to resolve conflicts (see KC’s wheel below).


To learn more about Kelso’s and KC’s Choices visit their parent page at .



It is our goal to help all students succeed and get the most out of school. Please let us know how we can help you and your child this year. We look forward to working with you.



Mrs. Linda Braden and Mrs. Shannon Sprowles 

Certified School Counselors

The Villages Charter Elementary School

4th & 5th Grade Center

(352) 259-6850/email or 




PDF Files

Elementary Help Box Parent Letter -
Student Help Box Form -

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