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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S Psychology M.Ed School Counseling

Mrs. Kasey Husadzinovic - 6th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Husadzinovic is excited to welcome the new Rising 6th graders to Bear Country for the 2020-2021 school year! During her first year at Brambleton, Mrs. Husadzinovic had the opportunity to work with both 7th and 8th grade students. She has also worked at Legacy, Pinebrook, Ashburn, Stone Hill, and Eagle Ridge. Mrs. Husadzinovic earned both her Masters of Education in Counseling and Development with a concentration in School Counseling PreK-12 and Bachelors of Science in Psychology from George Mason University.
 
This year Mrs. Husadzinovic will be working closely with Mrs. Hackett (6th grade dean) and Ms. Wigginton (6th grade administrative assistant).  She is very excited to build relationships with her 6th grade students and their families over the next three years!  She encourages parents, guardians, and students to reach out with any questions or concerns throughout the school year. She can be most easily reached at Kassondra.husadzinovic@lcps.org

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S Psychology

Ms. Courtney Hurley- 6th Grade Counselor

Ms. Hurley is excited to join the Brambleton Middle School counseling team! Ms. Hurley received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Radford University in 2016. Ms. Hurley has been a long-term substitute teacher in Loudoun County for the last three years while in school to become a school counselor. She has been working primarily in elementary school and she is excited to spend the year getting to know the rising 6th graders. She will be graduating in the Spring of 2021 with her Master’s in School Counseling from George Mason University. 

Ms. Hurley will be working closely with Mrs. Husadzinovic (6th grade counselor), Mrs. Hackett (6th grade Dean), and Ms. Wigginton (6th grade administration assistant). She is thrilled to get to know our 6th grade students and families and help them conquer their 6th grade year!
Ms. Hurley highly encourages 6th graders to reach out to her with any questions or concerns. 

Phone: 703-957-4450

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S.W M.Ed School Counseling

Mrs. Tai Rich - 7th Grade Counselor

This is Mrs. Rich's 3rd year at BAM.  She is thrilled to continue to work with the class of 2026 during the 2020-2021 school year!

Prior to beginning her career as a school counselor, Mrs. Rich received her bachelor’s in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. During this time, she worked with foster children and their families as well as tutoring and mentoring inner-city youth in an after-school enrichment program.  After graduation, she worked in an alternative school for elementary aged children as an ABA technician for children with autism and developmental delay. Mrs. Rich later earned her master’s degree in Education with a concentration in school counseling from George Mason University. While pursuing her degree, she completed two internships in Stafford, VA at the middle school and elementary school levels. In addition to this, she had the opportunity to work as a family support worker with families of chronic illness.

Mrs. Rich is a Richmond, VA native, residing in Middleburg, VA. When she isn’t fulfilling her passion, working with children, she enjoys spending time being active and traveling with her husband and son.

Mrs. Rich is looking forward to having the opportunity to continue to build relationships with her now 7th graders and their families for the next two years. Please feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns.

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S Psychology M.Ed Counselor Education

Ms. Mary Armstrong - Lead Counselor & 7th Grade Counselor

Hello Brambleton Bears!

This is Ms. Armstrong’s fifth year as a school counselor and first year at Brambleton Middle. She is so excited to join the Brambleton family!

She is a double Hokie, getting her undergraduate degree in Psychology in Blacksburg, VA and her Masters degree in Counselor Education in Falls Church, VA. Go Hokies! 

Some background on Ms. Armstrong- her first 2 years in counseling were spent at Fairfax County Public Schools with 4th-6th graders at Fort Belvoir Upper School working solely with military families. She then went on to work at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School just down the road in LCPS and has loved getting to work with this age-group! Ms. Armstrong graduated from Dominion High School and has loved coming back to work with LCPS. She has also volunteered several years working in community crisis and suicide prevention centers in both Blacksburg, VA and Arlington, VA.

When Ms. Armstrong is not at work, she loves getting to travel (her favorite place so far has been ziplining in Costa Rica!), going on runs, reading a new book a month, and spending time with family & friends. She lives in Arlington and enjoys exploring all that DC has to offer.

Ms. Armstrong will be one of the 7th grade counselors for the 2020-2021 school year. She is dedicated to building relationships with her students and families to ensure academic success, social/emotional growth, and career exploration. Ms. Armstrong highly encourages reaching out with any questions/concerns or just wanting to say hi! The best way to do so is through e-mail at Mary.X.Armstrong@lcps.org

She is looking forward to getting to know all of you! 😊

Phone: 703-957-4450

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed School Counseling

Mrs. Loretta Jacoby - 8th Grade Counselor (21/22 SY Rising 6th Counselor)

Hello Brambleton Bears!

This will be Mrs. Jacoby’s 17th year of school counseling with Loudoun County Public Schools.  She began her career in school counseling at Farmwell Station MS and after one year moved to Eagle Ridge MS, where she remained for the next 12 years.  Mrs. Jacoby is a charter staff member of Brambleton Middle School and truly enjoys working with all the families at our school.  The school counseling team at Brambleton has spent the past three years developing our comprehensive school counseling program based on the ASCA National Model.  Our School Counseling Mission and Vision statements, as well as our Counseling Beliefs, were developed to align with those of Brambleton and  Loudoun County Public Schools and can be found on our School Counseling page.

Mrs. Jacoby is a graduate of Marymount University and maintains strong contacts within the School Counseling program.  She has been a Guest Presenter in the Career Counseling course for many years and also had the opportunity to travel to Rome, Italy with Marymount graduate students to research the role of school counselors abroad.  

Mrs. Jacoby will be one of the 8th grade counselors this year and will be working closely with Mrs. Burt (8th grade counselor), Ms. Orr (8th grade dean), and Mrs. Mullins (8th grade secretary).  Mrs. Jacoby was very happy to welcome back our returning students and any new students who join us this year.  Finishing middle school strong and preparing for high school is important for all 8th graders.  Helping students with academic success, personal/social growth, and career education are the main areas of focus for this school year.  She encourages students and families to contact her with any questions or concerns that they might have. Please feel free to email Mrs. Jacoby at loretta.jacoby@lcps.org

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Psychology M.Ed.Counseling and Development

Mrs. Kelly Burt - 8th Grade Counselor

Welcome to Brambleton Middle School! I am previously know at BAM as Ms. Dunn one of the 8th grade counselors this past 19-20 school year. I have been apart of the counseling staff at Brambleton Middle School since our opening. I will be spending another year in 8th grade this school year! Also I have had some changes happen over the summer, I got married and am now Mrs. Burt! I am looking forward to working with the 8th grade students again this year and especially looking forward to getting to know our new 8th grade bears! I hope this is our best year yet!

To give you some background on Mrs. Burt, she completed her undergraduate degree at Bridgewater College. Where she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Equine Studies. After graduation she took a job as a mentor and In-home Counselor with Family Preservation Services in Verona, VA. During that time she also entered a Master of Art's program in Community Counseling at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA. After completing a year of work with Family Preservation Services and a year of study at Eastern Mennonite University she decided that school counseling was where she wanted to concentrate her work as a cousnelor. She then transfered to George Mason University where she completed a Master's of Education in Counseling and Development with a concentration in School Counseling PreK-12. While at George Mason she served as one of the head professors of the Counseling and Development program's graduate research assistant and teacher's assistant. She completed two internships as a school counselor one with Emerick Elementary School in Purcellville, VA and one with Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn, VA. Both of those experiences were very rewarding and truly strengthened her passion and pursuit of working as a school counselor. Mrs. Burt has always loved the Northern,VA area and this county in particular, as she was born and raised in Leesburg, VA. She has also gone up through all the levels of school with LCPS. Mrs. Burt has very fond memories of every school she attended in this county and she is looking forward to giving back to the community that gave so much to her!

 

Before her pursuit into the counseling field Mrs. Burt worked in the horse industry where she was able to work with one of her other passions, horses. She galloped racehorses as an exercise jockey, participated in local Foxhunts, showed horses all over the state of Virginia, taught horseback riding lessons, and worked as a professional, breaking and training young horses. For fun Mrs. Burt enjoys being outside, hiking, spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, and of course riding horses! Mrs. Burt also has a passion for working out and is also part of the coaching staff of a local gym in the area.

 

As the 8th grade counselor Mrs. Burt will be working closely with the other 8th grade counselor Mrs. Jacoby and the 8th grade dean Ms. Orr to support her students in a positive way to promote academic and social success at Brambleton. Mrs. Burt will be working with students individually, in small groups, and in the classroom. Her focus will be on helping students achieve academic success, personal/social growth, and career exploration/education. Mrs. Burt encourages all students and families to contact her with any questions or concerns that you might have. Please feel free to email her at Kelly.Dunn@lcps.org. She can also be reached by phone at (703) 957-4450. We are all looking forward to having a great year here at Brambleton Middle School!