• Mrs. Amanda Wood
    OES School Counselor
    205-536-7756 ext. 1004


    Welcome to the OES Counseling page.  I am a 1999 graduate of Susan Moore High School and currently reside in Oneonta.  I have been married to my husband for 19 years and we have two children.  Our daughter Madi is a senior at OHS.  She was recently named Captain of the OHS Majorettes for the 2022-2023 school year.  Collin is our son and he is currently a 7th grade student at OMS and plays on the OMS football team.  I graduated from college at Athens State University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and started teaching at OES in 2005 as a Kindergarten teacher.  I  taught Kindergarten for 8 years and 1st grade for 8 years.  During that time, I graduated with a Master's degree in School Counseling, but I continued to be a classroom teacher.  This is my second year as a school counselor and I absolutely love it!  I am so blessed to work in a community and school with such wonderful people and kids.  Thank you for letting me be a part of your children's lives.


    "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

    Mahatma Gandhi


    Oneonta Elementary School Counseling Program Beliefs

    All students should be treated with respect, no matter their race, ethnicity, culture, gender, religion etc. 

    Each and every student has worth and dignity.  The school counselor advocates for all students because they all matter.

    Every student can learn, and every student can succeed.


    Every student should have access to an opportunity for a high-quality education.


    Every student should graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary opportunities.  


    Every student should have access to a school counseling program.


    Effective school counseling is a collaborative process involving school counselors, students, families, teachers ,administrators, other school staff and education stakeholders.


    School counselors are leaders in the school, district, state and nation.


    School counseling programs promote and enhance student academic, career and social/emotional outcomes.