Ms. Bourgeois is returning to Oak Park Middle School for her second year in the county. She holds a Master’s of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Bowie State University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Louisiana State University (LSU, Geaux Tigers!!). Ms. Bourgeois has primarily worked with adolescents and young adults and is well versed in trauma and crisis counseling. She enjoys exploring college and career interests with students and guiding them in pursuit of their long term goals. Ms. Bourgeois also volunteers with a veteran’s group as ongoing support for combat vets and their families. This year she will step into the role of Testing Coordinator here on campus.
Marc Campbell is a guidance counselor here at Oak Park Middle School, he is also a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the State of Florida. Mr. Campbell oversees some of the 7th grade Silver Knights (M-Z last names) and all of the 8th grade Silver Knights. Mr. Campbell is the MTSS and ELL Coordinator. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida (UCF), Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from UCF as well. Marc worked as a family therapist at The House Next Door for over a year, a community agency that provides counseling and other social services. Before that, Marc gained experience with working adolescents during his internship at Zebra Coalition, a nonprofit agency supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Marc has experience working with a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and relational issues. Marc uses a person-centered approach while incorporating elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy and narrative therapy. As your guidance counselor, one of Marc’s primary goals is to help the students become aware of the habits that block them from reaching their full potentials.
Mark Wendt is the Oak Park Middle School Mental Health Liaison. Mark was born and reared in Altoona, Wisconsin.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in English. Later he completed his graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin Stout, and earned a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling. Mark worked as an elementary guidance counselor for 7 years before taking at job at Gogebic Community College, in Michigan. There he directed the campus counseling center for 18 years. During that time Mark served 3 terms on the Hurley School Board and two terms on the Montreal City Council. After retiring from the College in 2015 Mark finished running marathons in all 50 states. In that same year he moved to New York City to work for the Yankees, and become a City tour guide. Mark lives in The Villages with his wife Bridget. Between them they have 5 kids, all grown.