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Counseling Services

Welcome Heritage Oak Families! It is my pleasure to introduce myself as your new counselor for the 2015-2016 school year. I look forward to providing excellent counseling services to all students throughout the year. Elementary school is an exciting time for our students and the adults who support their endeavors. The student are not only learning new academic skills, but they are also gaining self confidence, developing and maintaining friendships, building character values and making plans for their bright futures.


Counseling services are provided to Heritage Oak students in a variety of ways. Students will be guided and supported on their personal, social, emotional, mental, and academic needs. I will be assisting students with career education, classroom guidance lessons, individual/group counseling, crisis management and school-wide system support. It is my belief that students learn best and achieve more in the school setting when they have strong relationships with trusting and caring adults at their school site. I would like the students at Heritage Oak to think of my office as a warm and friendly place, where they are always welcome and supported.


My office is also a safe place where the students can get help if they feel confused or worried. Heritage Oak is an excellent school, however that does not mean that our students won’t face challenges while they are here.  I would like your children to know that they have an ally and that there is always an adult at this school who will be on their side. Please feel free to contact me by phone, email, or stop by so that we can meet face to face.  You will always be welcomed at the counselor’s office.  I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve you and our Heritage Oak students.  I believe it will be an exciting year with many learning experiences to come, so let’s work as a team and make it happen.  I look forward to working with you.





Shawn Hamdard, MS/PPS