Counseling

Mrs. Venturacci

Academic Advisor

I am beginning my 28th year in education; 12 years in Federal Programs at CCSD writing and managing grants; 10 years at CCHS as Office Manager and Athletics. This is my 5th year at OACP as Academic Advisor for the Jump Start students and by far the best and most rewarding job I’ve ever had. I have always held a love for learning which could explain why it took me so many years to finally receive my BA in Elementary Education. I would be a full-time student if I had the money and time! Now I get to share my passion of learning with all our fabulous OACP high school students!

I have lived in Fallon for 37 years, married to a locally grown boy Mark who is a cattle buyer for Shasta Livestock and Western Video Market. We have two locally grown girls; Allie-25and a UNR graduate, Sadie -21 is attending TMCC. In my spare time, I enjoy working in my yard, hiking, watching the Giants, supporting the Wolf Pack and exploring Nevada.

 

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Mr. Lenon

School Counselor

My name is Andy Lenon and I am one of the school counselors here at the Oasis Academy. I have been a school counselor since 2008 and feel lucky to have a job that I am truly passionate about. I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix. After completing my bachelor’s degree I took a position as a mental health technician for the State of Nevada. From this experience, I decided to pursue my Master’s Degree in School Counseling to help more in regards to prevention and student success. I love to be in the classroom teaching our students social-emotional learning and neuro-education. I have a tremendous counseling team to work with here at the Oasis Academy. Our focus is on your student. My door is always open so come visit, call, or email.

 

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”

~ John Wooden

Mrs. Kelly

School Counselor

My name is Shelley Kelly, and I am one of the school counselors here at Oasis Academy. I work with all students K-12. I earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Marital, Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy and an additional endorsement in School Counseling.  For many years I have worked in the counseling field, focusing on working with underserved populations such as substance abuse clients, families in the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) system, children with behavioral/mental health issues, and military spouses. In addition to counseling, I enjoy teaching college courses. In the past, I have taught Psychology, Applied Behavioral Science, and Sociology courses. I love being a school counselor and every day I feel thankful to have the opportunity to work with you and your children.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns! 

If you’d like to schedule a meeting please use my Calendly link: https://calendly.com/mrskelly-oa/counseling-meeting

Words of Wisdom

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour. ~ Helen Keller