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 Kelly.Coleman@fbcbrandonacademy.org. 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,