Counselor's Corner

Octorara School District's Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of the Octorara Area School District School Counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic career, and personal/social development of all students. School Counselors strive to empower students to maximize their potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents, and community members, school counselors support the educational system to ensure all students in the Octorara Area School District are prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to function in a changing society. 

What do we do here in the OIS counseling department?

The intermediate counseling program is designed to provide the support, skills and information necessary for students to achieve academic, career and personal/social success. The program strives to promote and enhance student achievement by delivering prevention, intervention and referral services in collaboration with students, staff, parents and the community.

  • Classroom Guidance Lessons

  • Coordinate Family Support Services

  • Individual Student Support

  • Crisis Response Counseling

  • Student Scheduling

  • Parent Conferences

  • Career Exploration

  • Student Observations

  • Holiday Support Program 

  • Consultation with Staff & Parents 

  • New Student Orientation

  • Small Group Counseling

  • Community Resource Information

  • PSSA Testing Coordination

  • Back to School Night

  • Red Ribbon Week

  • Red Ribbon Week

  • District Committee Involvement

Chester County Resources

  • What can I do to help my child to prepare for PSSA testing? Click here

  • Are you familiar with the apps that your child is using? If not, check out the Dangerous Dozen, 12 apps all parents should be aware of.  Click here

Contact Information

Ms. Lisa Steiner,
School Counselor 
(610) 593-4608,Ext. 40530

The Octorara Intermediate School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive counseling program to all fifth and sixth grade students. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Steiner with any questions or concerns you may have.