Counselors' Page

 guidance 2016 

Meet the Counselors 

Maggie Price
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Colleges: University of Alabama, University of Central Florida

Andrea Gillespie  (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Hometown: Bethesda, MD

Colleges: University of Virginia, University of Maryland

Read the article in the Bethesda Magazine featuring Mrs. Gillespie as the best counselor!
Way to go, Mrs. Gillespie!


Top Quality Stars Character Education Program

Find out about TQ Stars - what it is and how parents can help foster good character development in their kids.
Go to TQ Stars Page

Parent Links

Ashburton Elementary School Counselor Lessons



Ashburton Counselors and Feelings Fran talks tips for school success  

Ashburton Counselors and Feelings Fran Talk Problem Solving  

Community Outreach Links

Individual Counseling

One-on-one counseling support is available to all students in grades K to 5. This support is intended to address specific emotional, behavioral or social concerns that a particular child may have.

Small Group Counseling  

Small group counseling provides support for K to 5 students with similar academic, social or personal concerns. Typically, the types of small groups that are most common focus on the following areas:

  • Coping with separation and divorce
  • Improving social interactions with peers
  • Improving classroom behavior
  • Encouraging cooperative play/ group activities
  • Encouraging positive views of self and others

Classroom Guidance Lessons

Classroom guidance lessons for kindergarten through fifth grade focus on a variety of issues commonly faced by elementary school aged children. Classrooms are presently visited on an alternating week schedule.  The topics covered in classroom guidance lessons usually include:

  • Expressing feelings appropriately
  • Respect for self and others
  • Responsibility
  • Making and Keeping Friends
  • Bullying and teasing
  • Peer pressure
  • Cooperation/ teamwork