The mission of the Polk County School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive developmental program that meets the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students. Counselors work on behalf of students, collaborating, advocating, and supporting students, families, and staff to ensure that all students receive a high quality education that prepares them to be become responsible productive citizens that are college and career ready.

Contact Information

1915 South Floral Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830

  • Deidre Skaggs

    Senior Coordinator, K-5, School Counseling Services

    (863) 534-8197

    Areas of Responsibility

    Elementary School Counseling Programs

    Professional Development for Counselors

    Elementary & Community Service Programs

  • Laquieria Nottage

    Senior Coordinator, 6-12, School Counseling Services

    (863) 534-0027

    Areas of Responsibility

    Secondary School Counseling Programs

    Student Scheduling & Advising

    Post-Secondary Planning & Community Service Programs

  • Veronica Kirby

    Elementary School Counseling

    (863) 647-4706

    Areas of Responsibility

    Providing Training & Support
    to Elementary School Counselors

  • Monique Byrd

    Secondary School Counseling

    (863) 647-4771

    Areas of Responsibility

    Providing Training & Support
    to Secondary School Counselors