•  Creighton's Corner Elementary School Counseling Department 

    Ms. Ulvedal, Ms. Helman, Ms. Starr
          Ms. Ulvedal, Ms. Helman, Ms. Starr

    Beth Helman (Kindergarten & 3rd Grade)

    Amy Starr (1st Grade & 4th Grade)

    Sonja Ulvedal (2nd Grade & 5th Grade)

    We teach CASE lessons to all students, grades K-5! {CASE stands for Career, Academic, Social and Emotional}

       Career    Academic   Social    Emotional   

    The purpose of the school counseling program is to help all students succeed both academically and socially. As school counselors, we will be working with all students in the following domains:

    • Career development
    • Academic development
    • Social development
    • Emotional awareness/development

    The school counseling curriculum will be incorporated in several ways throughout the year including CASE Lessons, small group enrichment, as well as additional counseling services.

    CASE stands for Career Academic Social Emotional (awareness/ development) Lessons. The counselors at CCE follow the VDOE school counseling SOLs and the ASCA mindsets & behaviors



    C.A.S.E. Lessons:

    We will be meeting with each classroom throughout the school year for school counseling lessons. Lessons will be taught every other week and are 25 minutes for grades K-1 and 50 minutes for grades 2-5. These lessons will include a unit on bullying prevention and career exploration. Other lessons will focus on character education, active listening, study skills, test-taking skills, conflict resolution, friendship, diversity, team building and problem solving.

    Schoology - CCE School Counselors Parent Group: 

    Parents & Guardians - Please join our Schoology Group for additional resources! Access Code: VPVS-SWR8-D756Z

     ParentVue to Schoology

    Small Group Counseling:

    We will be leading several small groups, on several topics, throughout the school year. Each group will meet for 15-30 minutes, during the school day, at a mutually agreed-upon time between school counselor and classroom teachers. Each group will run for 4-6 weeks. Administrators, teachers, and parents may refer students to participate in small groups. Small group participation is optional and parents must give permission for their child to participate in small groups. Please contact us for more information.

    Counseling Services:

    Individual Counseling- Students may meet with us individually to discuss any issues throughout the year. A student may refer themselves by filling out a guidance form or letting his/her teacher know. Teachers or parents may also refer a child at any time by contacting us. These concerns may include, but are not limited to, the following topics: illness or death of a loved one, separation or divorce of parents, conflicts with friends or siblings, proactive social interactions and/or concerns that are interfering with academic performance or social development.

    Parent Consultation:

    We are available to consult with parents on any issue that may be interfering with your child's academic performance or social development. Please contact us to set up an appointment at any time throughout the school year. We can be reached by email Beth.Helman@lcps.org, Amy.Starr@lcps.org, and Sonia.Ulvedal@lcps.org. You can also reach us by contacting the school office 703-957-4480.

    Parent Resource Library:

    Please see the link on the Schoology page for books.  Many resources are available on a number of topics including school success, character education, effective discipline techniques (for home) and conflict resolution. Please schedule an appointment to talk to a counselor about determining the best resources for your child.  We encourage parents to review any book prior to sharing it with their child to ensure it emotionally and developmentally meets the individual needs of the child. The resources are located on the Schoology website! Search: Schoology Groups: CCE School Counselors - Parents Group. You can use the Loudoun County Public Library as a resource too!

    Mentoring Programs:

    We offer a faculty mentoring program for students, as well as a peer buddies program between older and younger students. Please contact your child's school counselor for more information. 

    IHS - Rising Educators partnership:

    CCE will work for the 2nd year with Independence High School and their Rising Educators program.  The IHS students come to CCE once a week to support students at a variety of grade levels. It is a win-win for CCE and IHS!!! 

    RRHS PEER Partnership: 

    CCE is planning on working with IHS for the upcoming school year of 2023-2024!!! 

Last Modified on August 23, 2023