•            2022-2023 School Counseling Team


    MTE School Counseling Team

    As School Counselors, We Are Here to Help Your Child Develop the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills Necessary to Become Healthy, Competent and Confident Adults.

    Through a Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program, We Will Work As a Team with You, the School Staff, and the Community to Create a Caring Climate and Atmosphere.

    At MTE, Our Counseling Services Include:

    Individual Counseling, Small-group Counseling, and Classroom Instruction

    If You Feel That Your Child Would Benefit from Meeting with Us, Please Do Not Hesitate to Request Time to Connect.

    What Does A School Counselor Do




    Social Emotional Strategy of the Week from the Counseling Department


    Parents and families we in the MTE School Counseling Department wanted to share with you some of the strategies we use with your students during our lessons. We feel that sharing these will help reinforce self awareness and emotional regulation. Students are learning to use these strategies when they are feeling uncomfortable, having big emotions, or unable to focus. Each week we will show a new strategy. We hope that providing these will give your family a toolbox of resources for you to use. Please feel free to reach out to your child's school counselor for more information.



    Family Power and Engagement Workshop

    The Madison's Trust Elementary School Counseling Department in Partnership with LCPS Student Support invites you to join us for our Family Power and Engagement Workshop on Tuesday, February 28th at 8:30am at Madison's Trust Elementary School. This workshop will cover strategies to engage and communicate with your children and teens. Parents will learn the power of Restorative Language and Circles and how to increase positive affect with their children. Learn how to use restorative problem-solving and communication while building relationship. Refreshments will be provided by the MTES PTA. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

    Hosted by:

    Jennifer Poteet and Lori Vollmer, MTES School Counselor

    Donna Vanik, MTES School Social Worker


    Guest Speakers:

    Lisa Harris, MSW and Jennifer McLemore, LCSW, MSW


    Lisa Harris, MSW - Biography

    Loudoun County Public Schools
    School Social Worker

    I started off my social work career as a case manager for a six-family transitional housing program in Alexandria, Virginia.  I was responsible for helping her families strengthen their parenting skills, maintain goals for stability, attain jobs, and find long term housing.  I have been a school social worker with LCPS for 19 years and a Lead Restorative Practices Facilitator for 8 years. I am currently a school social worker at Freedom High School and my role is to help students and families strengthen the school, home, and community connection by providing group and individual counseling support, referrals for community resources, and participating in programs and committees such as PBIS, UMHT, Equity, Sources of Strength, and Restorative Practices.  My responsibilities as a Lead Restorative Practices facilitator include managing referrals for the Independence, Rock Ridge, and Briar Woods clusters and working with a team of trained RP facilitators to provide support for proactive circles, responsive circles, conferences, and trainings.  I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in Social Work from VCU.

    Jennifer McLemore, LCSW, MSW - Biography

    Loudoun County Public Schools
    School Social Worker


    My name is Jennifer McLemore (she/her) and I am a school social worker as well as a member of the Lightridge Unified Mental Health Team.  I love helping students and supporting the Lightridge community.  Before joining the staff at Lightridge, I worked for seven years at John Champe High School and, prior to that, in the Potomac Falls cluster for eight years.  I received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. I have held my clinical license in social work since 2004 and I am also a Restorative Practices facilitator and trainer.

    Date: 02/28/2023 (Tue.)


    Time: 8:30am - 9:30am EST


    Location: Madison's Trust Elementary School


    Click here to RSVP today




    Dear Parents/Guardians,


    Madison’s Trust Elementary School Counseling Department is hosting a “Career Day” Tuesday, March 14, 2023. We are looking for people to present and explain the duties of their careers to our students. The purpose is to expose students to a variety of careers to ignite their thinking about the future.


    Presentations will be held during student’s specialist times according to the schedule below.


    8:15-9:15 - 4th grade

    9:15-10:15 - 2nd grade

    10:15-11:15 - 3rd grade

    11:30-12:30 - Kindergarten

    12:30-1:30 - 1st grade

    1:45-2:30 - 5th grade


    We will assign speakers for 20 min each during their child’s grade level specials. If you have multiple children and would like to present to multiple grade levels you will have an opportunity to express that in the participation form.


    Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology to support applications like PowerPoint, Google, or video presentations. The presentations should be tailored to the grade level you will be presenting to. Presentations should also include information such as why you choose your job, what skills you need to be successful, and the best and most difficult parts of your job. Please leave a few minutes at the end of the 20 minute session for questions and answers.


    If you are interested in participating in our Career Day, please complete this form by Friday . Volunteer selection will be on a first-come basis. 


    If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Poteet, jennifer.poteet@lcps.org or Lori Vollmer lori.vollmer@lcps.org or via phone (703)957-4470.


    Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing you on our Career Day.




    Lori Vollmer, M.Ed

    School Counselor


    Jennifer Poteet, M.Ed

    School Counselor




    We wanted to share our snapshot with our staff, family, and community because you also helped collaborate with us and guide us through our journey this year. We truly appreciate all your help. We would also like to send a special shout out to our interns (Colleen Adams, Megan Nunes, and Abigail Pham) for their hard work in making all the support we have provided possible. Please see our snapshot attached. Happy National School Counseling Week - Teamwork makes the Dream work!


    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers: 

    We are excited to share with you that our school community will be celebrating Unity Day on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Unity Day is an annual event occurring during National Bullying Prevention Month in October that promotes joining together to create healthier communities through kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. To help show our support, MTES will be encouraging all students and staff to WEAR something ORANGE on Wednesday, October 19th. Unity Day was started by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2011 and is now celebrated around the world. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to talk to your children about bullying prevention and all the positive things we can do to make healthier communities. For more information on the history of Unity Day and its impact, please go to https://www.PACER.org/bullying/about/history.asp.

    Unity Day


    The School Counseling Department is proud to announce our upcoming Bully Prevention and Awareness Presentation!

    Please see the flyer below for more information and how to register today!


    Our Student Leadership Council is proud to host National Walk or Ride a Bike to School Day on October 12th. Please see the flyer below for more information.


    We have also started our first charity drive of the year. Our students are raising money through acts of kindness by participating in the Raise Craze Event. The money our students earn will help us make a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation as well as purchase supplies for our school. If we reach our goal our principal Mr.Stewart will be turned into an ice cream sundae!