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ELD Counseling Services

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EML Therapeutic Counselors (ETC) provide counseling services to Emergent Multilingual Learners (EML) in grades Pre-K through 12. Counselors support students from a cross-cultural perspective so they can succeed academically and adjust to a new social and cultural environment while helping them stay meaningfully connected to their culture. The ETCs are a diverse team of professionals who provide counseling services districtwide and are located in schools offering intensive English services.

The Role of the EML Therapeutic Counselors (ETC)

 

Our Services

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual and group multicultural and multilingual counseling services to EML and METS students.
  • Assist in the cultural, social and emotional adjustment of EML students in MCPS.
  • Work with school staffs and EML students in resolving crisis situations.
  • Assist in resolving conflicts arising from cross-cultural misunderstandings.
  • Assist EML students in developing decision-making skills and coping skills.
  • Collaborate with school staff and administration in cross-disciplinary problem solving processes, as necessary.
  • Assist EML students in developing awareness of academic, social and career alternatives in MCPS and beyond.
  • Guide students in developing awareness of academic, social, and career choices within MCPS and community.
  • Provide career and vocational counseling.
  • Work in collaboration with school-based counselors and administrators to meet the needs of EML students.

How To Contact Us

We recognize the importance of supporting your child and can help you with questions or concerns that may arise during the school year.

To access EML Therapeutic Counseling services:

Schools with an assigned EML Therapeutic Counselor

  • Complete Referral for ELD Counseling (MCPS Form 335-60) and submit it to the assigned EML Therapeutic Counselor.
  • The form can be filled out electronically and printed from your browser, or a blank form can be printed and filled out by hand.

Schools without an assigned EML Therapeutic

ETCs by School

ETCs can also provide support in the languages listed below. Please send an email to one of the ETCs listed below for assistance.

Staff Directory

SCHOOL
LEVEL
ETC CONTACT

Arcola

ES

Lorena Gonzalez

Argyle

MS

Edelle Jean

Bel Pre

ES

Leocadie Bader

Bethesda Chevy Chase

HS

Thomas Le

Blake, James Hubert

HS

Nazareth Aregai

Brown Station

ES

Tekshia Innocent

Clarksburg

HS

Esther Wei

Clemente, Roberto

MS

Maya Vakas

Eastern

MS

Monica Pimienta

Farmland

ES

Leocadie Bader

Forest Oak

MS

Ana Rivas

Gaithersburg

ES

Zahra Dorranian

Gaithersburg

MS

Norca Yarborough

Galway

ES

Girma Yeshanew

Georgian Forest

ES

Walter Marroquin

Harmony Hills

ES

Vickie Kwong

JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres

ES

Elisabeth Fisher

Kemp Mill

ES

Tekshia Innocent

Key, Francis Scott

MS

Zahra Dorranian

Lakelands Park

MS

Joy Lee

Loiederman, A. Mario

MS

Elisabeth Fisher

Magruder

HS

Ana Rivas

Montgomery Village

MS

Norca Yarborough

Neelsville

MS

Rina Chaves

New Hampshire Estates

ES

Girma Yeshanew

Newport Mill

MS

Edelle Jean

Northwest

HS

Victoria Alvarado

Paint Branch

HS

Jocelyn Reyes-Escobar

Parkland

MS

Tamar Hill

Ridgeview

MS

Monica Valencia

Rock View

ES

Lorena Gonzalez

Rocky Hill

MS

Tamar Hill

Rolling Terrace

ES

Evelyn Montecinos

Roscoe R. Nix

ES

Maya Vakas

Seneca Valley

HS

Esther Wei

Shannon, Odessa

MS

Marvin Rivas Perez

Sherwood

HS

Elizabeth Miguel

Shriver, Sargent

ES

Ashley Vergara

Silver Spring International

MS

Nazareth Aregai

Singer, Flora

ES

Leocadie Bader

Sligo

MS

Monica Pimienta

South Lake

ES

Jocelyn Reyes-Escobar

Summit Hall

ES

Monica Valencia

Tilden

MS

Vickie Kwong

Tubman, Harriet

ES

Elizabeth Miguel

Twinbrook

ES

Marvin Rivas Perez

Viers Mill

ES

Ashley Vergara

Watkins Mill

ES

Joy Lee

Weller Road

ES

Thomas Le

West, Julius

MS

Rina Chaves

Wheaton Woods

ES

Walter Marroquin

Whetstone

ES

Maya Vakas

Wood, Earle B.

MS

Evelyn Montecinos

ETCs by Language

Staff Directory

LANGUAGE
ETC

Amharic

Nazareth Aregai
Girma Yeshanew

Cantonese

Vickie Kwong

Farsi

Zahra Dorranian

French

Leocadie Bader
Elisabeth Fisher
Tekshia Innocent
Edelle Jean

Haitian Creole

Tekshia Innocent
Edelle Jean

Hebrew

Tamar Hill

Korean

Joy Eunjung Lee

Mandarin Chinese

Vickie Kwong
Esther Wei

Portuguese

Elisabeth Fisher

Spanish

Victoria Alvarado
Rina Chaves
Elisabeth Fisher
Lorena Gonzalez
Tamar Hill
Walter Marroquin
Elizabeth Miguel
Evelyn Montecinos
Monica Pimienta
Jocelyn Reyes-Escobar
Ana Rivas
Marvin Rivas-Perez
Maya Vakas
Monica Valencia
Ashley Vergara
Norca Yarborough

Tigrinya

Nazareth Aregai

Vietnamese

Thomas Le