COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS 2018-2019
Ms. Bernadette White Director of School Counseling Services
Student Last Name
A – Bam
Ramirez Ese – Hen
OuYang Her – Lem
Len – Meri
Ritchie Perez –
Ri – Sot
Colatrella Sow –
ESOL 1 and 2 Students:
A – C
D – Mel
Men – Z
White LFI and SCB
Christina Bridge Program
Counseling Office: 301.284.4600 FAX: 301‐284‐4702
Counseling Support Staff
Mrs. Geri Sliffman College/Career Counselor 301‐284‐4616
Ms. Melissa Chase Registrar 301‐284‐4620 email
Ms. Johanny Perez School Counseling Secretary
Mrs. Lisa Koenick School Counseling Secretary/Transcript Coordinator email
Mrs. Maria Garcia School Based ESOL Counselor 301‐284‐4591
Mrs. Teresa Wright Parent Coordinator
School counselors help students make appropriate personal, career, and educational decisions. In either individual or in group sessions, the counselors:
- help students to achieve increased self‐awareness and feeling of self‐worth
- provide opportunities for students to discuss personal and/or social problems that may affect learning, motivation, and personal development
- assist students in acquiring decision‐making skills to make appropriate educational, career, and personal decisions
- provide testing and test interpretation to help students analyze their interests, abilities and values with respect to career awareness.
- meet annually with each student to plan an educational program consistent with his/her needs (Four‐Year Plan).
- provide information to students and parents about colleges, careers, and vocational schools
- take an active role in working with the administration to inform students and parents of guidance programs.
- act as student advocates in any reasonable cause.
- collect and interpret information needed for student conferences, e.g., Educational Management Team (EMT) meetings.
- work with teachers and parents to help students achieve their potential in school
Procedures To See Your Counselor
- Although counselor assignments are made for administrative purposes, an "open door" policy exists. Students may make an appointment to see a counselor of their preference. Counselors are available to see students on a drop‐in basis before school, during lunch, and after school.
Procedure for Parents
In order to see your child's counselor, please call 301‐284‐4600 make an appointment. Counselors are more likely to be able to meet with you by calling ahead.
Course & Schedule Changes
Because staff members spend a great deal of time and energy developing an individual student's schedule during the registration and scheduling processes, they expect students to stay with their assigned schedules. Students requesting a change from AP or Honors to Regular class, MUST complete the appropriate form. Forms are obtained in the Counseling Services Department. Changes will only be made with approval from administration, counselor, teachers, and parents.
Counseling Services Secretary
The Counseling Services Secretary is the receptionist for all counseling services. He or she makes all the appointments for counseling conferences, contacts teachers for homework when a student is ill, and assists the home instruction teachers. Students who have changes of address or phone number should notify the Counseling Office.