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School Counseling Services

School Counseling Services

Counseling services are provided from primary to secondary educational settings. School counselors work in three areas: educational, personal/social, and career. The educational focus involves the knowledge of academic abilities and educational needs and interests. The personal/social involves the development of an awareness of self and others. The career domain involves the understanding of present and future life roles. These objectives are implemented through developmentally appropriate activities ranging from classroom activities; group counseling; school-wide mental health programs; individual counseling; consultation with parents/guardians, and school personnel; and coordination with community agencies. To learn more about the counseling program or materials used — or to limit your child’s participation in counseling programs, see your school counselor.

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School Counselors

School Counselors Phone
Burnley Moran Rebecca Baber 245-2413
Clark Najwa Tatby 245-2414
Greenbrier Taylor Trent 245-2415
Jackson-Via Kristin Ullrich 245-2416
Johnson Allison Pillow 245-2417
Venable Malikkah Redden 245-2418
Walker Elizabeth Dinwiddie
John Kronstain
William Ullrich
Buford Joshua Epps
Shamika Terrell
Charlottesville High School Sarah Elaine Hart
Kerry Avakian
Brianna Hill
Melanie Key
David Wilkerson
Lugo-McGinness Academy (LMA) Maggie Wilson 245-2977

Student Support Liaisons

Student Support Liaisons work to engage both students and families to address and remove barriers that impact chronic absenteeism. Collaboration with school social workers, school counselors, teachers, administrators and community providers allows for a positive approach to addressing student and family concerns and increases engagement with school.

Student Support Liaisons by school:

Walker and Buford Schools
Jessica Carter

Leigh Mazzone

Other Student Supports

Mental Wellness Facilitator

Jodie Murphy
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Other resources include:

To Learn More

Patrick Farrell
Intervention and Support Coordinator
1400 Melbourne Rd (Central Office Annex at Charlottesville High School)
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 245-2666