Kara O'Connell

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all returning families and to those of you who are new to the OPR community.   I am so excited to be at OPR full time this year and am really looking forward to getting to know you and your student(s).  I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful school, district, and community!

As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students.  I will be providing students support through classroom lessons, small group settings, and individual counseling as needed.  Some topics that will be addressed in the classroom include identifying feelings in self and others, making and keeping friends, bullying, conflict resolution, problem solving, and active listening. I will be collaborating closely with classroom teachers to ensure that all students’ needs are addressed. 

Any student may request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child(ren).  I can be reached by e-mail at koconnell@walpole.k12ma.us or by phone at (508) 660-7219 ext. 1104.  

Best wishes for an enjoyable school year!   


Kara O’Connell

School Counselor