The counselor at Ashlawn is Cindy Skinner. Miss Skinner completed both her under-graduate degree in Finance and her graduate degree in School Counseling through Marymount University. She is at Ashlawn full-time and will work with grades K through 5.
What does a Counselor do?
The purpose of classroom guidance is to help all students succeed academically and socially. Classroom guidance lessons are presented in grades K, 1, 2, 4 and 5 every other week and in grade 3 once a month. The lessons address developmental issues common to all elementary students, such as: friendship, character education, anger management, career exploration and study skills.
-Small Group Enrichment will be offered for children who are experiencing specific stresses that may hinder their academic or social growth. Groups will be held once a week for 30 minutes, and last approximately 5 or 6 weeks. Permission slips will be sent home for students prior to each group. No student will be allowed to participate in a group without a signed permission slip.
-Individual Counseling for students experiencing any issue of concern or special obstacles that keep them from being their best.
-Consultation with parents and/or teachers is offered to discuss problems that may be interfering with the students’ academic or social achievement. Parents may call the counselor to arrange an appointment to discuss any concerns they have.
-From the Counselor is an article in Ashlines from the Counselor with hints, suggestions or other items that may be of interest to you.
How to help the Counselor
-Let her know what she can do to support you. Personal information is kept confidential.
-Give her feedback. Let her know if she is or is not meeting your needs.
-Remember that sometimes it takes children a while to figure out what is bothering them and even longer to solve the problem. Progress can be slow.
-All children are important, all needs are important, and she helps all Ashlawn students!
-Call with any questions at 703-228-8282 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org!