The Elementary School Counseling Program

The Elementary School Counseling Program in Prince William County Public Schools is designed to meet the needs of all students and to be inclusive, preventive, and developmental in nature. School counseling is available in each Prince William County School according to Virginia State Standards of Quality.  Each school’s School Counselor designs and implements a comprehensive school counseling program to address the needs of the students and each school community which is served. Elementary School Counselors work with all stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, and staff) together to collaboratively partner in the educational process.

Why Elementary School Counselors?
The elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. In a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents, and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, and early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. An elementary school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional association membership enhances the school counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness.

Contact Us


Dr. Deborah Ransom
Supervisor of Elementary Counseling and Related Services
ransomdv@pwcs.edu

Tiffani Brown

Secretary
brownte@pwcs.edu
703.791.7265

Links


Elementary (K-5) Counseling Curriculum

Parent Notification

Student Mindsets and Behaviors (PDF)

Virginia Standards for School Counseling (PDF)