WELCOME TO MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELING WEBSITE
As parents and caretakers, you play a vital role in your child's life, and School Counselors are here to collaborate with you in order to help your child be successful in school. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have. If you would like to refer your child or schedule an appointment with a school counselor, please contact us: (434) 293-7455
If you need immediate assistance or are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact 911 or call Region Ten Emergency Services (434-972-1800 or 1-866-694-1605).
School Counselor for K, 1st and 2nd Grade
Mrs. Brown is a proud school counselor at Mountain View and enjoys working with our stellar scholars. Mrs. Brown is an undergraduate of University of Virginia and received her master’s degree from Longwood College; now known as Longwood University. Mrs. Brown strives to advocate and support the social emotional learning, academic growth, and career success of every student.
School Counselor for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade
Mrs. Geddy (sometimes called Mrs. Spaghetti) is in her 2nd year at Mountain View, and her 16th year as a school counselor. Mrs. Geddy grew up in Charlottesville, attending Albemarle County Public Schools, then Virginia Tech for her undergraduate students, and UVA for graduate school. She strives to make school feel like a fun, welcoming place for everyone and works to help students grow in empathy, confidence and leadership.
SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM
Elementary School Counselors assist students to learn the skills and attitudes necessary to be successful learners. They emphasize with students that the classroom is their first workplace and that communication, decision-making, interpersonal, and career awareness skills are important to their success.
The Elementary School Counseling Program is an integral part of the total educational process and the shared responsibility of the entire school community. As Professional School Counselors, we collaborate with other school professionals in helping students learn. A successful program requires the support and participation of all school personnel, parents and guardians, outside agencies, and the community at large.
Standards are created for School Counseling programs in Virginia Public Schools by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). These counseling experiences are accomplished through the following activities:
Counseling is developmental and is designed to help students develop an understanding of themselves or others, define goals, and resolve conflict. We DO NOT do psychotherapy or other techniques used in a clinical setting. Students may self-refer by leaving a note in our mailbox. Parents or teachers may also request that we see a child to discuss a particular concern.
Sometimes students who share a common concern find it helpful to meet together to share ideas and support. Possible group topics are Classroom Issues, Emotional Regulation, Family Change, Friendship, Goal Setting, Grief, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Problem Solving, and Social Skills. We do not place students in groups without notifying parents.
CORE COUNSELING CURRICULUM
Each classroom receives at least one classroom lesson per month. Lessons are designed to help guide student success and create positive relationships within their classroom and the school. Core Counseling lessons are created for all students and do not require students to share information that is personal to them.