Coffee with the Counselor

Hello FBBCA families,

My name is Kelly Coleman and I am the First Baptist Brandon Christian Academy guidance counselor. Some of you already know me and many have seen me around, but if you do not know who I am, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I married my childhood sweetheart and we have 2 children who have attended FBBCA since birth. I have worked with First Baptist Church Brandon in various capacities for over 10 years. My roles have included student ministry assistant in the church office; FBBCA extended care; lead teacher in preschool for infants, 1 year olds, and 3 year olds; resource and enrichment teacher; and finally, guidance counselor. I earned my B.A. degree in Psychology from USF, have history of volunteer counseling at a Brandon area crisis pregnancy center, and dearly love all opportunities to encourage and support our faculty, students, and families any way I can. 

Here are a few things you can expect from me each year:

  • Character building themed classroom lessons (Kindergarten thru 8th grade)
  • National Junior Honor Society student advisor
  • Resource team leader
  • Child Study Specialist
  • Community resources and referrals for families
  • Consultation with staff and parents
  •  Individual and small group counseling

Should you wish to make an appointment to have coffee with the counselor and chat, please email me at I am often meeting with students or teachers, or offering support in various locations of our Academy, so email is best, but you are also welcome to try me at 813-689-9435 x153. I will get back with you by the following school day, if not sooner. May God bless you and your family this year!

By His Grace,

Kelly Coleman


Our Resource services are most successful when created as a team through input from a general education teacher, resource teacher, and parent(s) or guardian. We strive to lead each student on a path closer to academic success through faith in God and the understanding that “knowledge and wisdom come from the Lord.” Proverbs 2:6

Please download our RESOURCE tri-fold and make an appointment, so we can better assist you!