Welcome! I am Sharyn Bergman, your School
Counselor. I have worked in Montgomery
County teaching grades 1-4 and I’ve also been a Staff Development Teacher. When I am not spending time with our
wonderful Rock Creek Valley students and families, you can find me cooking or
running around with my two daughters, husband, or my German Shepherd Mix,
my privilege to help ensure that your child has a productive and positive
school year at Rock Creek Valley. Please let me know if I can support you in any
way. I am here to help as I value the
importance of connecting the school and home lives of RCV students. I can be reached by phone at 240-740-1240
or at Sharyn_E_Bergman@mcpsmd.org.
Montgomery County School Counselors address four areas of
your child’s education: Academic Achievement, Personal Development, Social Development
and Career Development/Decision Making. At
RCV, these areas are addressed through the following ways:
Classroom Guidance: Classroom lessons are
tailored to grade level needs. Possible
topics may include friendship, feelings, goal setting, bullying, conflict
resolution, career awareness and study skills.
Individual/Small Group Support: I meet with
individual and small groups of students on an as needed basis to address
academic, social or emotional issues. This may involve assistance with
organizational skills, friendship issues, loss, conflict resolution,
self-esteem or personal concerns. A student can be referred by a parent, RCV
staff member or by student self-referral.
Responsive Counseling: I address immediate
needs of children or families who may be experiencing a particular
crisis. I will conference with parents and also serve as a resource
for programs in the community.
Lunch Bunch: I meet with students during their lunch or
recess time. This is an informal opportunity to develop
relationships with me and with their classmates and is an important part of
encouraging student success and proactively preventing problems.
Family Support: I work with outside
agencies to coordinate and provide services for our students and their
RCV Peace Program promotes positive behaviors, develops student’s problem
solving skills and builds character. It aims to create a safe learning
environment so students can become successful members of our school community
and larger communities”
Our “Soar Peace Rules”
problems using thoughtful words
bodies to ourselves
Respect to others and property
At Rock Creek Valley we aim to act
“peacefully”. As the EAGLES we SOAR when
we are peaceful. The “Peaceful Five” behaviors
are embedded within SOAR.
The Peace Program also includes:
Quarterly Peace Assemblies to recognize our
Class recognition for peaceful behavior in our
Individual student recognition using peace
coupons for following our “Soar Peace Rules".
Positive office referrals where students receive
special recognition from our Principal Mr. Burns and Assistant Principal Ms.
Carr for good behavior.
“I pledge to the best of my
ability to keep peace at Rock Creek Valley. I will respect all staff and all
students. I will respect our school. I will use thoughtful words to solve
problems. I will try to give at least one put up each day. I will do my best to
be an active learner each day.”
Helpful links/Parenting Resources:
MCPS School Counseling Services
Sending "I" Messages
Student Code of Conduct
Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Reporting
Peer Guides Responsibilities“Info Montgomery” -Services, and programs for children, families, and adults
Parent Encouragement Program –Parenting information and
National Family Resiliency
-Services and programs for children, families and adults