Hello! My name is Ricky Coston and I am excited to enter my fifth year as a School Counselor at Cougar Elementary School. This school is where I began my career as a School Counselor after graduating from The College of William and Mary with my B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy and my M.Ed. in School Counseling. In my professional life, I am a member of the American School Counselor Association as well as the Virginia School Counselor Association. My practice as a School Counselor is driven by both Solution-focused therapy and Person-centered therapy. In my personal life, I train in several styles of martial arts and I teach martial arts classes to children. I also do acting, dance, gymnastics, and parkour. I love spending time with my family and friends. Originally, I’m from Dunnsville, VA (it’s just outside of Tappahannock, VA). At a young age, I knew that I wanted to help young people in a positive way. I worked as a mentor in my community, and I have always encouraged my sister who is on the autism spectrum.
This year, I will be serving all of the kindergarten classes as well as the first grade classes located on the first floor. I am pleased to assist our students in the realms of academic development, personal/social development, and career development. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me using my contact information found at the bottom of this page. I look forward to working with our spectacular staff as well as the phenomenal families represented here at CES. Here’s to an amazing school year!
Mr. Ricky Coston
Kindergarten and First Grade Students on the First Floor