Dear Parents/Guardians,Welcome to a new school year! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jeanne Peterson and I am the full – time school counselo at Potowmack ES. I will be working with students in grades first – fifth. Ms. Sherline is our part time school counselor and will be at Potowmack on Tuesdays.
Loudoun County Public Schools approach to school counseling is educational and preventative. We provide a comprehensive school counseling program focusing on academic, personal/social and career development, within a safe, supportive, caring and nurturing environment. Our program is aligned with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model and covers standards for ASCA, the state of Virginia, and Loudoun County.
All students will participate in classroom “Lessons in Leadership” focusing on academic, personal/social and career success. These lessons will take place throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
Small Group Counseling
Small group counseling is an opportunity for students to learn and practice new skills, strengthen existing skills/and or learn ways to cope with difficult situations/problems. Typically groups take place for 6-8 sessions during the school day. Groups are formed based on students’ needs and possible topics are: friendship/social skills, managing emotions, stress management, changing families and grief and loss.
Brief individual counseling is available at the request of parents/guardians, teachers, or student self-referral. Referrals to outside agencies will be made if the student’s needs require more support than available at school.
I look forward to working with you and your child and hope you have an enjoyable school year. Please feel free to contact me at Jeanne.Peterson@LCPS.org or (571)434-3270.
Jeanne Peterson School Counselor