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School Counselors' Corner
Meet the School Counselors
†Randy Scott, M.A.†GWU†
​I look forward to another outstanding school year, serving the community at Potomac View. It is a privilege to work with such excellent students and a professional staff who seeks to help every child become quality students. †

Here are a few tidbits about me: My personal interests include golf, fishing, and tennis. My professional credentials include a masters degree in school counseling from The George Washington University. I have over 25 years of professional experience, working with children, teenagers, and adults. I can also relate with the joys and challenges of parenting, having raised three children. These experiences, in part, are what motivated me to become a school counselor - to make a difference in my community by investing in the next generation.†

Some of my international travels of benevolent outreach have included Nicaragua, Eastern Europe, China, and various places in the United States. These multicultural experiences have given me the opportunity to serve various people groups all over the world and the less fortunate. It is my goal to assist students through a comprehensive school counseling program which purposes to help ALL students become successful.

If you need assistance or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at scottre@pwcs.edu or 703-491-1126. I look forward to working with you and your student this year.

Christina†Hargrove,†NCC, M.A. Marymount University†

My name is Ms.†Hargrove†and I am going to be one of your school counselors this year!† I am thrilled to be a part of the Potomac View Elementary School family and to be working with such wonderful staff and students.††

I have a Masterís Degree in School Counseling from Marymount University and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from James Madison University.† Iíve grown up in Northern Virginia and enjoy this area immensely.† Some of my hobbies include playing softball, cooking, drawing/painting, and reading.† I also like spending time with my friends and family.

I am greatly looking forward to working together with you and your student this year.† Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.† I can be reached at hargrocl@pwcs.edu or (703) 491-1126.



The School Counselor's Role
School counselors advocate for students. Through individual and small group counseling, we help students with any problems they encounter that may inhibit their learning experiences. Classroom guidance lessons are also conducted to assist students in acquiring skills essential to their future success.†These skills are aligned with the district, state and national (ASCA) school counseling standards and focus on the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for successful academic achievement, career development, and personal social growth.†
  • Self-referral forms are available for students outside the counseling office and through their classroom teachers.
  • Should you have any questions or concerns about the Elementary Counseling Program, or if your child is having problems that may affect their academic progress, please feel free to contact the counselors at 703-491-1126.



Potomac View Elementary School Counseling Program Vision Statement
Potomac View Elementary School Counseling Program provides a positive learning environment that recognizes and nurtures the uniqueness of an individual. We encourage students to become independent thinkers, goal setters, lifelong learners and productive citizens. We provide a comprehensive guidance program that enhances studentsí intrapersonal and interpersonal worth. We strive to collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, and other school and community members to promote student success.

Potomac View Elementary School Mission Statement
Students and staff are prepared to support and encourage each other in our learning environment.†

Potomac View Elementary School Counseling Department Mission Statement
To promote the schoolís mission and school motto of PALOMINO PRIDE (Pride in yourself/Pride in the School) through a comprehensive school counseling program that embraces the multiculturalism of the community while addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students.† In partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and the community, school counselors facilitate positive interaction amongst the support system to ensure all students have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.


STATEMENT†OF PHILOSOPHY
The counselors at Potomac View Elementary School believe:
  • All students can achieve when given the proper support
  • Every student should have the opportunity to achieve academic success regardless of race, gender, religious views, socioeconomic status, or ethnicityAll students have the right to participate in the school counseling program
  • All studentsí differences and special needs should be considered in planning and implementing the counseling program†††
  • All students should have access to a full-time, state-certified, masters-degree-level school counselor to deliver the counseling program
The Potomac View Elementary School counseling program should:
  • Be an integral part of the total educational program
  • Be comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, and developmental in nature
  • Be based on specific standards and developmental student competencies as advocated by the district, state and†ASCA††††††††
  • Be developed, coordinated, and implemented in association with other educators,parents/guardians, and community representatives
  • Use data to drive program development, evaluation, and improvement
  • Focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for successful academic achievement, career development, and personal/social growth
  • Be evaluated yearly in coordination with a counseling supervisor and site principal on specified goals and student competencies
All counselors at Potomac View Elementary School will:
  • Abide by the professional school counseling ethical code as stated in the guidelines of the American School Counselor Association
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Continuously monitor counseling program and school goals
Department Files
 Planner-Elementary-Englis
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September Newsletter - English
 Planner-Elementary-Spanis
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September Newsletter - Spanish
 Safe at Home and Safe Alone
This program teaches all 4th grades students and parents home safety skills and tips for their child.

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