Ohio Virtual Academy

Middle School Counseling (6-8)

Welcome to the OHVA Middle School Counselor Corner!

Hello and welcome to the OHVA Middle School Counselor Corner! Here you can find helpful resources for your (or your middle school student's) academic success, personal/social well-being and future college/career readiness.

Many additional resources can be found on the OHVA High School Counseling Department home page by clicking HERE!

Ohio Virtual Academy School Counseling Philosophy

Ohio Virtual Academy’s School Counselors provide a student centered counseling program with an integrated comprehensive curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to educate students on academic, career, social and personal issues through online group sessions, informational emails, and face to face group visits. The School Counselors work collaboratively with students, faculty, administration, and families to ensure students’ success, growth, and achievement. OHVA’s School Counselors believe that the additional information and education we provide is essential to students’ overall success.

Mrs. Marie Ward

6th & 7th Grade School Counselor

Mrs. Marie Ward is a licensed, professional School Counselor in the state of Ohio. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology, Native American Studies from Cleveland State University and a M.A. in School Counseling from Northern Kentucky University. She has served in both brick and mortar and online K-12 schools, and is enjoying her second year as a Middle School Counselor at Ohio Virtual Academy! In her personal life, she is the married mother of 2 children (and 3 fur babies) and enjoys spending time in nature.

Mrs. Krista Boren

8th Grade School Counselor

Mrs. Krista Boren is a licensed, School Counseling professional in the state of Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with both a reading specialist and middle school teaching endorsement. She continued her education at Bowling Green State University and received her Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Mrs. Boren is beginning her seventh school year as a school counselor at Ohio Virtual Academy. For the past six years she served OHVA high school students. This will be Mrs. Boren’s first year as the 8th grade counselor in THE middle school. Mrs. Boren is excited to serve the 8th grade students and prepare them for their transition to high school. Prior to working at OHVA she served elementary, middle and high school students as a school counselor in a brick and mortar setting.

In her spare time, Mrs. Boren enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is married with a 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter. She loves working with students of all ages, volunteering in her local community and being outside. Mrs. Boren is thrilled to be working with the students, teachers, administrators and parents of THE Middle School and wishes everyone a great 2018-2019 school year!

As the Middle School Counselors at OHVA, we work collaboratively to provide support and help eliminate barriers to our middle school students’ academic success, personal/social well-being and college/career readiness. In addition to individual student counseling, we provide group counseling and classroom guidance through MS Counselor Corner sessions. The topics of these monthly sessions are student needs identified by students, parents, and teachers/admin in annual need assessments. In addition to course scheduling,we also provide support for MS students involved in: early high school credit, College Credit Plus (CCP), and other academic, personal/social and college/career student opportunities and involvement. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the students, teachers, staff, administration, and stakeholders at OHVA to ensure the continuing success of our MS students!