•  Creighton's Corner School Counseling Department 

    CCE School Counselors

     Beth Helman, Sydney McLelland & Amy Starr

    {CASE stands for Career, Academic, Social and Emotional Lessons.}

       Career    Academic   Social    Emotional  

    Your CCE School Counselors will be synergizing and thinking Win-Win all year with you!  

    School Counselor for Kindergarten  & 1st Grade:  Ms. Helman

    School Counselor for 2nd - 3rd Grades (Byrnes, Street & C. Smith):   Ms. McLelland

    School Counselor for 3rd (Banaszewski, Brown & McMichael), All 4th & All 5th Grades:    Ms. Starr

     Click on the blue linked name to e-mail or call the CCE Main Office at 703-957-4480.  

    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 30 minutes for grades K-2 and 45 minutes for grades 3-5. These lessons will include character education, study skills, test-taking skills, conflict resolution, friendship, making and keeping friends, team building, problem solving, and careers while linking to the Leader in Me curriculum.

    Schoology - CCE School Counselors Parent Group: 

    Here is the place to see all the links and resources that are updated regularly.  We look forward to you joining our Schoology Group! 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 15-20 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 Sydney.McLelland@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 called "Triple Crown Colts" (Check In/Check Out) for students, as well as a peer monitoring (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 not working with RRHS this year but here is what we have done pre-covid!  The High School Students come to CCE once a month in the mornings, to teach CCE students about kindness, leadership, and diversity in a fun, interactive manner.  The Rock Ridge High School students come to CCE before heading to RRHS for their normal school day.  The students are supervised at CCE by Ms. Starr, Ms. Helman, or Mrs. McLelland.  The partnership began in 2016 and we are very pleased with the leadership and win-win opportunities for the CCE and RRHS students!

Last Modified on November 15, 2022