Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Maral Abooali

Hello! My name is Maral Abooali, and I am pleased to serve Lightridge High School as the school psychologist.

I grew up in Sterling, and after graduating from Loudoun County Public Schools (PFHS Class of 2009), I attended Virginia Commonwealth University. I earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. I then went on to obtain my Advanced M.A. in School Psychology from George Mason University, where I was extensively trained in psychological assessment, counseling, behavior analysis, consultation, and supporting school systems. My internship was completed with LCPS in 2015, and I have been a full-time school psychologist since 2016. I love being a school psychologist because of the relationships I build with students, families, and school staff. In addition to my responsibilities as a school psychologist, I am a LCPS Sources of Strength trainer and Adult Advisor. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends, being the “fun aunt” to my niece and nephew, exercising, cooking, and travelling. My husband and I have a cat named Kitty and a minigoldendoodle named Teddy!