Counselor’s Corner

General Information & Resources

Get to know your School Counselor!

Dear Vineland Family,
Sprinkles of Joy to all Unicorns…
I would like to introduce myself as your new Vineland K-8 Center Guidance Counselor. As I venture into the start of an amazing school year, I am eager to pick up right where Ms. Rencurrell left off. As an 18-year veteran of the school system, I come with the conviction of serving my children, parents, school and community with the upmost respect and support my role entails. I look forward to meeting all of you and hope that I can only fill Vineland with as much color as it exhibits to all that step foot on this campus. My doors are wide open and ready to serve in all capacities the Division of Student Services provides.
As your School Guidance Counselor, I will be here to provide parents and teachers the support they might need to in turn support their student’s emotional, academic and social need. Through a variety of activities, lessons and other means, I expect to encourage and promote a healthy and motivating environment here at Vineland K-8 Center.
I can be reached through email at And once updated you can also visit our Guidance Corner at our school’s web site for further updates and contact information.
Thank you for the opportunity of serving you here at Vineland K-8 Center.
Kind Regards,
Mrs. D. DovaldeSiles
Guidance Counselor


Your School Counselor…

•           Assists parents and teachers in helping students
•           Conducts classroom guidance activities
•           Provides individual and small group counseling
•           Coordinates school-wide guidance activities
•           Consults with outside agencies

A student may see the counselor for…

•           Study skills
•           Friend problems
•           New situations
•           Difficult decisions
•           School problems
•           Success & accomplishments
•           Family concerns
•           Happy occasions
•           Death or serious illness
•           Any other area of concern

How does the student see the counselor?

•           Teacher referral
•           Administrative referral
•           Parental referral
•           Self-referral (Media Center form and black mail box)
•           School Support Team/Staffing referral

The Guidance Counselor is NOT

•           A disciplinarian
•           An administrator
•           A social worker
•           A psychologist

Below are some book resources, community agencies, and helpful websites. We hope that these resources will be useful to you.


The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls
Valorie Schaefer

An Explosive Child
Ross Green

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Thomas W. Phelan

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World
Rosalind Wiseman

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
Dan Kindlon

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Mary Pipher

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
Richard Ferber

Community Resources:

Agape Network
22790 SW 112th Ave.
Miami, FL 33170

The Children’s Trust
Dial 211

Dade Partners!dadepartners/overview.asp!dadepartners/reg_form.asp

Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

Institute for Child and Family Health
Sunset Clinic
9380 Sunset Drive
Miami, Fl 33173
Tel: 305-274-3172
Referral Direct Line: 305-722-5635

Jackson Health System
Mental Health Emergency Services
Psychiatric Social Work Department
(305) 585-1111

Miami Behavioral Health Center
1450 North Krome  Ave. Suite 101-C
(305) 242-6629
(305) 713-2487

Miami Children’s Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
(305) 666-6511

The Nest
115 Madeira Ave.
Coral Gables, FL
(305) 392-0788

Pediatric Psychology Associates
(Social Skills Groups)
1390 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146

701 SW 27th Ave. #500
Miami, FL 33135

Switchboard of Miami
24 hour Help Line
(305) 358-1640

University of Miami
Psychological Services Center

5665 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Second Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33146


Abuse Hotline








Dial A Teacher: 305-995-1600:



Students with Disabilities: