• 6th Grade Counseling 

  • Joy Jackson


    6th Grade Counselor

    Mrs. Jackson is thrilled to work with students and families in the 6th grade. She received her Master’s degree in counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Go Packers!!) and loves to travel with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

    Mrs. Jackson is looking forward to building relationships with the Lunsford Lions in Spectrum and their families so that she may help them find academic, social, and emotional success as well as prepare all students for achievement in their future careers. This includes incorporating all necessary stakeholders involved in students' lives with the goal of helping students make meaningful contributions to the world. She is also a resource for parents to provide support, help answer any questions, coordinate parent-teacher conferences, and link families with community programs and resources.

  • Ellen Foley

    Spectrum & English Language Learner Counselor

    My name is Ellen Foley and I am very excited to be working with all the wonderful students, staff and families within the JML community. This will be my sixteenth year as a School Counselor for LCPS. Before coming to Lunsford, I was an Elementary School Counselors at Liberty Elementary School and for the current 2023-24 school year, I will be working with the 6th grade through 8th grade Gifted (Spectrum) students. My goal is to make sure each student can be successful academically, socially, and emotionally, as well as prepared for future career success! 

    When I'm not in school, I enjoy running, playing golf, and playing pickle ball, as well as cooking and spending time with my two boys ages 20 and 22. Feel free to reach out to me any time with any questions or concerns at Ellen.Foley@lcps.org or 703-722-2660. I am truly looking forward to an amazing school year and I look forward to meeting you!! 


  • Middle School Counseling

  • Middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Middle school counselors have an impact on these years by implementing a school counseling program and collaborating with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe, respectful learning environment whereby young adolescents can maximize personal and academic achievement.

    Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic, career and social/emotional development. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set informed career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.

    Middle school counselors hold a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes ongoing 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.

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Last Modified on January 8, 2024