• 8th Grade Counseling 

  • Holly Fuhrman

    Mrs. Fuhrman-7th Grade Counselor


    8th Grade Counselor

    Lead Counselor


    Mrs. Fuhrman will be the 8th Grade Counselor this 2023-2024 school year at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School! This will be Mrs. Fuhrman's seventh year at Lunsford and her 13th year working for Loudoun County Public Schools!

    Mrs. Fuhrman received her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Elementary Education from Radford University. Following graduation, she worked as a fifth-grade

    teacher in Loudoun County for six years. While teaching, Mrs. Fuhrman returned to school and earned her Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Development from George Mason University.


    Mrs. Fuhrman is looking forward to working with the 8th Grade Lunsford Lions and their families. She is here to help support students with their social emotional needs, career exploration, and academic success. She is also a resource for

    parents to coordinate parent-teacher conferences, answer questions, provide

    support, and link families with community programs and resources. If you have any questions, concerns, or requests, please don’t hesitate to reach out to her at Holly.Fuhrman@lcps.org or the school’s main line at 703-722-2660.


  • 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 November 14, 2023