Phone: (941) 575-5475 ext. 108
Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Karisa Wideikis. I grew up in Punta Gorda, and attended East Elementary as a child. I attended Florida Gulf Coast University and graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies. Following that, I began teaching and earned a Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in reading. After teaching kindergarten and first grade for 11 years, I became interested in school counseling. I earned a Masters of Arts in School Counseling in 2017, and love my current position as the counselor at East Elementary.
I enjoy horseback riding, swimming, gardening, and living in Punta Gorda. I'm dedicated to the success of the students of East Elementary and watching them grow into strong, productive citizens.
The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus as well as the closure of schools has been very stressful for some children. If your child would like to talk to me during this stressful time, please send an email to me including: your first & last name, your child's first & last name, the best days/times to call, and the best phone number for reaching you and your child. Email is the best way to contact me. I'm also connected on Remind. I'd enjoy checking in with them and offering support.
Office Hours: 8:00-12:00 Monday-Friday
School Counselor Duties at East Elementary
- 504 Coordinator
- MTSS Coordinator
- ELL Coordinator
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Gifted Screenings
- Coordinates Holiday Assistance
- Assists in connecting families with school and community resources
Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.
(941) 575-5475 ext. 108
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