I'm a PreK-12 School Counselor with 13 years of experience! I began my career in a middle school (grades 5-8) and then switched to the elementary setting to do more preventative work. I have been in a PreK-5 elementary school for 12 years.
- B.A. Psychology from The University of Virginia
- M.Ed. in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary
- National Board Certified Counselor for 11 years
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained (ASIST)
- Mandt Certified
- Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Behavioral Health
- Writing degree from The Institute of Children's Literature
ASCA-U Anxiety & Stress Management Specialist
ASCA-U Grief and Loss Specialist
My internships were with all grade levels in Newport News, and Williamsburg, Virginia, where I grew up!
The mission of my school counseling program is to collaborate with staff, families, and the community to address the academic, career, and personal/social needs of my students, empowering them to become responsible citizens, life-long learners, and caring individuals who respect themselves and others.
National Board Certified Counselor Author of "Diamond Rattle Loves to Tattle" (Boys Town Press, July 2020)
B.A. in Psychology from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2006
M.Ed. in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2008
Completed The Institute of Children's Literature writing program
My hands are always full as an elementary school counselor and mom of three small boys. My idea of self-care is conversations with friends over coffee, writing, and running. I love setting goals and working toward them, and the Disney Marathon in 2014 and the Shamrock Marathon in 2014 were my two favorites! I published my first children's book, "Diamond Rattle Loves to Tattle" with Boys Town Press in July 2020. You can find more resources and information for educators, parents, and school counselors at www.counselorstation.com.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Health, Art, Life Skills, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, For All Subjects, Summer, For Administrators, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, School Psychology, End of Year, Classroom Community