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Mrs. Overly

A photo of HES School Counselor Ms. Emilli Braithwaite


Mrs. Emilli Overly (formerly Braithwaite) is the School Counselor at Hollywood Elementary. She is known as Ms. O to our students here. Ms. O is going on her 6th year with HES and SMCPS. Ms. O received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from West Virginia University. She then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania.


As the School Counselor, Ms. O works with all of our students. Ms. O conducts monthly classroom lessons where she focuses on topics such as: Friendship, Conflict Resolution, Feeling Identification, and Coping Skills. Ms. O runs small counseling groups for 8-12 weeks, along with short-term individual counseling. Ms. O is happy to connect families with outside resources to help students and families succeed.


Ms. O is involved with multiple teams and programs to help our families. She is Co-Chair of the PBIS/MTSS Program and member of the Crisis Team, Attendance Team, School Improvement Team, and Pupil Services Team. She runs our Snack Sack and Community Outreach programs as well.


If you have any questions on how Ms. O can support your child please reach out to her at

Elementary School Counseling Services

The school counseling program at Hollywood Elementary School is designed to assist students in decision-making and to help each child appreciate their self-worth. The counselor facilitates daily and weekly lessons, which may include such topics as mindfulness, collaboration, conflict resolution, empathy, coping with change, goal setting, career exploration, perseverance, and middle school transition. Teachers, families, or students may make referrals for specific problems to the school counselor.  The school counselor meets with new students entering our school to welcome and orient them to the school’s expectations and culture and helps coordinate our fifth graders’ transition to middle school through a family information night, registration information, and student visits to the middle school.


Afterschool Mentor and Volunteer Applications

Family Resources