Claire BrantleySchool Counselor
Phone: (757) 914-0865
Grades 1, 3, 5
Shelley GilbertSchool Counselor
Phone: (757) 914-0885
Grades K, 2, 4

Counseling content is housed on Student VUE. Click on your counselor’s name under Class Websites.

Mission & Vision

Stonehouse Elementary School Counseling Mission Statement:

In partnership with faculty, staff, families, and the community, Stonehouse Elementary School counselors advocate for the safety and success of all students by providing a comprehensive school counseling program that meets the range of students’ academic, career, and social emotional needs and promotes their equitable access to a rigorous education.

Stonehouse Elementary School Counseling Vision Statement:

Students will develop life-long leadership skills that empower them to seek opportunities for continuous self-growth, strive beyond their fullest potential, and contribute positively as productive members of the 21st century.

Our Services

Lessons or activities that promote knowledge, attitudes, and skills through monthly instruction in the classroom or planned group activities outside of the classroom.

Ongoing group counseling sessions provided to students with similar developmental or situational challenges with the goal of achieving healthy personal adjustment and coping with the stress of changing/complex environments.

Planned, goal-focused, short-term counseling sessions to assist students in overcoming issues impeding success or expressing difficulties dealing with developmental tasks.

Helping students navigate critical and emergency situations (e.g. recognizing and responding to student mental health crisis and offering short-term intervention, referral, and follow up).

Analyzing students’ abilities, interests, skills, and achievement to help them make decisions and develop immediate and long-range educational, career, and personal goals.

Teaming/partnering with other stakeholders to support student achievement, advocate for student programs, and facilitate workshops about student developmental tasks for parents/guardians and staff.

Working with professionals inside and outside of the school building to assist in identifying and addressing barriers to student achievement.

Providing community resources as needed and staying connected with these resources to wrap support services around students across all environments.

Provides academic and/or behavioral support, as well as career or personal/social development, to all students through planned programs, interventions or activities.

The school counseling program is aligned with the US Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act, the Virginia Standards of Learning, the Standards for School Counseling Programs in Virginia Public Schools, and the American School Counselor Association’s Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College and Career Readiness Standards for Every Student.