Meet our school counselors, psychologist, and social worker
Our School Counseling Services Program
Our goal is to support students, teachers, parents, and our community with a range of routine and responsive services such as:
- Every other week, our counselor presents a guidance lesson to every class. Topics include communication and problem solving, study and testing skills, goal setting and career awareness.
- To Parents, Teachers, School Staff, and the Community
Small Group Counseling
- Designed to support students in managing conflicts peacefully, expressing emotions appropriately, coping with difficult family changes, learning friendship and other social skills
Short-term Personal Counseling
- To assist students in managing a crisis or difficult situations.
- This counseling cannot replace clinical counseling but is designed to briefly support students during a challenging time.
Our School Counseling Team
School psychologists, a social worker, and two school counselors form the Student Services team at Weyanoke Elementary. These are highly trained and experienced people. Each discipline has unique skills and training. Together, school social workers, school psychologists, and school counselors provide a stronger team than any single profession could provide on its own. The students, parents, staff, and school benefit from the student services team.
FCPS K-12 school counseling programs strive to empower students to become independent and productive individuals through a developmentally age-appropriate program providing academic, social, emotional, and college and career counseling services. The belief that all students can achieve academic success is a touchstone of the program.
As elementary school counselors, their primary objective is to assist students in reaching their potential to become effective learners. Their goal is to complement the learning environment in the classroom by using a child-centered, preventative, and developmental approach.
Counseling will be conducted with students individually and in small groups, when requested by parents and teachers and determined appropriate. This service is short-term, voluntary, and confidential. Parent notification is given to any extended individual or group counseling. There will also be monthly classroom guidance lessons focusing on student success.