Counseling

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Patty Rose, M.A.Ed, NCC
Grades3 & 5
703-368-2032 x18014
Email: patricia.rose@mpark.net

MaKenzie Rupert, M.S., NCC
Grades 3 & 4

703-368-2032 x18013
Email: makenzie.rupert@mpark.net


Elementary School Counselors implement the school counseling program by providing:

School Counseling Curriculum

  • Academic Support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Goal setting and decision-making
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Education understanding self and others
  • Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Multicultural and diversity awareness
  • Individual student planning

Academic Planning

  • Goal Setting and Decision Making
  • Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Transition plans

Responsive Services

  • Individual & Small Group Counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis interventions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Consultation and Collaboration
  • Referrals

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Web page information can be downloaded and viewed in the Counseling Brochure,

Students, we are here to help you with:

  • Working out friendship problems
  • Setting goals
  • Working well with others
  • Feeling good about yourself
  • Adjusting to a new school
  • Learning to make decisions
  • Managing your feelings and emotions (stress, worry, anger, frustration and etc.)
  • Dealing with peer pressure and bullying

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Parents, we are available to assist and provide you with:

  • Exploring ways to help your child succeed
  • Improving parent-child communications
  • Referrals for community resources
  • Understanding the developmental changes of childhood
  • Supplying additional reference materials
  • Assisting with information to help understand your child’s needs
  • Connecting the home and school environment
  • Academic planning

Services school counselors provide:

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Small group counseling (grief, divorce, social skills, study skills, etc.)
  • Short term individual counseling
  • Community resource referrals
  • Conflict resolution
  • At-risk student identification and implementation to enhance student success

Classroom guidance lesson topics will include:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship
  • Career
  • Bullying and School Rules
  • SMART Goals
  • SOL Test Prep