Mrs. Howerter's School counseling website

Welcome to my website!

I know this school year will definitely be unlike any other, however, I am committed to assisting everyone through remote learning! I am here to help all OPS students achieve academic success and support students socially and emotionally during these uncertain times. We will all get through this together!

Mrs. Howerter's Virtual School Counseling Office!

Please take a look around and peruse through my virtual counseling office found below. Please let me know if you have any issues access the links.

Here you will find breathing techniques, SEL read aloud stories, coloring pages and much more! If you click on the mailbox it will take you to a different slide (3 total slides) where you will find additional SEL lessons and activities. Check it out and have fun exploring!


Virtual Counseling Rooms

About me

I am Cara Howerter and I feel so fortunate to be the School Counselor at OPS! This is my 3rd year at Oriole Park School and my 13th year as a School Counselor in CPS. I earned my B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and my Master's Degree in School Counseling from Governors State University.

I am married and a mom to two daughters: Sophia (8) Charlotte (4) and dog Gracie (12). We also live in the Oriole Park neighborhood so you will probably see me and my family around town :) My husband Patrick and I love to have backyard hang outs with our family & friends and travel around the world! (during non COVID times)

As a community member and Counselor at OPS I am extremely dedicated and committed to the school and community. I am passionate about helping all OPS students reach their full potential both academically and socially/emotionally. I know this will be a crazy year but we will get through it together :)