Mission Statement 

The Lodi Unified School District Elementary School Counseling mission is to educate all students in academic, career, and personal/social development in collaborative partnership with parents/guardians, school personnel, and community members.  Lodi Unified will provide a safe positive environment for students to build a foundation of life-long learning skills, good citizenship, respect for self and others, and enthusiasm for achieving their highest creative and academic potential. 

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Hello Oakwood Husky Families, 

My name is Wathana Sam, and I am the School Counselor for Oakwood Elementary.  It's an honor to be here and serving our students and community.

I have been with Lodi Unified School District for 21 years, working as an elementary school teacher for 16 years and serving as a school counselor for the past 6 years.  I have been at Oakwood for 5 years now.   My role as a school counselor is to inspire and empower the lives of young people at Oakwood Elementary School.  I am extremely open to collaborate with all of you in developing a nurturing and enriching school community for our students.

As a school counselor, I play a vital role of the educational leadership team.  I help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become productive citizens of the future.  To ensure a bright future for all students, I provide a comprehensive counseling program that deliver direct services, crisis response, intervention, and prevention curriculum, and indirect services.

My role is to assist to eliminate/reduce barriers that impede on academic learning, specifically through small social skills groups; one on one Individual/crisis support; classroom workshops; parent workshops; parent support by providing strategies and necessary resources to assist the family supporting their child.

Please browse my webpage to learn more about our school counseling program, and helpful resources within our community.

Wathana Sam, M.S., PPS
 Elementary School Counselor                                                        

Office Hours:  M-F  7:30-3:00

Contact:  (209) 953-8392  Ext. 141027) 
Email: wsam@lodiusd.net

Please be sure to stop by the Counselor's Office (Room 16C) for any assistance, concerns, advice, information, resources or even just to say “Hello.”





Direct and Indirect Services (80%)

Program and Planning (20%)