7th Grade Counseling 

  • Jennifer Nocito  
     School Counseling / 6th Grade Counseling 

    6th Grade Counselor 

    Mrs. Nocito is excited to be returning to Lunsford again this year to work with 7th grade students and their families! This will be her 8th year working as Professional School Counselor in Loudoun County and her 11th year in education. Previously, she has worked as a School Counselor for Prince William County Schools and as a Prevention Educator in NY.

    Originally from New York, Mrs. Nocito received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Ithaca College and her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Mercy College. She and her husband and teenage daughters enjoy traveling and exploring new places. They enjoy RVing several times a year and so far, they have camped in seven different states in the Eastern U.S.!
    Mrs. Nocito looks forward to helping all of our 7th Grade Lunsford Lions achieve their goals and have an enjoyable second year of middle school! This is a wonderful group of kids and their first year of middle school was fantastic! Go Lions Class of 2029!

    Mrs. Nocito is available for parents & guardians to answer questions, coordinate parent/teacher conferences, and to provide information about community resources. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Nocito at Jennifer.Nocito@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