Degrees and Certifications:
B.S in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington M.e.D in Counseling and Development from George Mason University
Ms. Laura Ricciardi
Welcome to Trailside! This is my first year at Trailside and Loudoun County Public Schools. I am so excited to meet staff and students alike and join the Pack. For the 2021-2022 school year, I will be a cross-grade level counselor. For next school year, 2022-2023, I will be the 6th grade counselor. It is a wonderful feeling to be back in the building and building in-person relationships with everyone. Before Trailside, I worked in FCPS as a Middle School and High School Counselor.
I was born and raised in Chantilly, Virginia. I graduated from Westfield High School and went on to earn my bachelors from the University of Mary Washington and my masters from George Mason University. I am very familiar with the Virginia education system and the inner workings of Northern VA. I currently live at home with three wonderful cats who keep me company!
When I am not at work I love to read, listen to music, play video games, watch TV and movies, and travel to new places! I always say I am a kid at heart, which helps me connect with our middle schoolers. Coming into adolescents and starting Middle School is scary and intimidating, and I hope I can make a positive impact on our students to prepare them for success and get them through these challenging times!