The Villages Elemetary School

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 my first year at The Villages Charter School. I have been a School Counselor for the past 14 years in another county and consider myself blessed to be a part of such an amazing campus! This is going to be an awesome year filled with learning, growing and lots of new adventures. I cannot wait to get to know you, your family and most importantly your child!



I will be providing lessons 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 my goal to help all students succeed and get the most out of school. Please let me know how I can help you and your child this year. I look forward to working with you.



Mrs. Linda Braden

Certified School Counselor

The Villages Charter Elementary School

4th & 5th Grade Center

(352) 259-6850 ext. 4803 or email



PDF Files

Elementary Help Box Parent Letter -
Student Help Box Form -