Ms. Martin-Byers



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Ms. Martin-Byers

School Counselor

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This is my fifth year at Olive Chapel Elementary and I am grateful to be a part of the OCE team.  This year I will be working with all tracks via individual, small group, and classroom guidance.  I graduated from NCSU with a Bachelor's in Sociology and a Master’s in Education/School Counseling.  I am also a part-time clinical therapist which allows me to be of service outside of the school environment.  I live in Apex with my two sons ages 18 and 21 along with two of the sweetest dogs named Scooter and Ivy.  


My hobbies include anything outdoors...hiking, walking, biking, kayaking, swimming, gardening, and camping just to name a few.  My stress reliever is baking, cooking, reading, and meditation.  My passion is practicing mindfulness and implementing mindfulness and SEL tools into our curriculum here at OCE. 


It is my goal to help kids rise above any perceived obstacles that keep them from growing into loving, respectful, kind, smart, and compassionate human beings.  It is my philosophy that all children have the potential to learn and it is our job as educators, parents, as well as our community to make sure we all do our part in helping our students to become successful on all levels of growth.  I am looking forward to a great year.  Thank you for trusting me with your children for it is a great honor.