Phone: (571) 367-4100


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Intercultural Communication & Jazz Performance, George Mason University M.A. in School Counseling, Ball State University C.A.P., Columbia University

Mr. Joshua D. Rauguth

Josh Rauguth is an experienced School Counselor having spent time working in K-12 schools in Virginia, Indiana, and Florida. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, he comes to Lightridge from a private prep school in Naples, Florida. Prior to becoming a School Counselor, he worked as a student-athlete development specialist at an NCAA Division 1 University, as an educational research assistant, nonprofit administrator, and as a high school music teacher.

Additionally, he is a published author within the field of school counseling, most recently publishing within a joint effort between the University of Virginia and Florida State University looking into equitable practices school counselors can use when working with students from different cultures. Mr. Rauguth received his B.A. from George Mason University in Intercultural Communication, his M.A. from Ball State University in School Counseling, and most recently completed research and additional graduate coursework in educational leadership at Columbia University. 

Mr. Rauguth is happy to serve as the Director of Marching Percussion for Lightridge as well, working with our student members within the award winning marching band and indoor percussion sections. When he isn't on campus working with our students, you can find him in the stands at a University of Maryland football game where he instructs the Maryland Drumline. Go Terps and most importantly, Go Bolts!!


  • Room 1129

    Diversified Staffing 

    • 12th Grade Co-Coordinator
    • Needs Assessments
    • Senior Academic Awards Ceremony
    • Senior Summit
    • VHSL Academic Compliance
    • NCAA Clearinghouse
    • Military Liaison Counselor
    • SAT Coordinator