Greeting Victory Families!
Meet and Greet!
Great to Meet you all!
Dear Victory Families and Students,
The summer is ending so quickly, and the 2020-21 school year is here! It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that I will be your new School Counselor at Victory Elementary.
As we get to know each other, I was born and raised in Seattle, WA (Go Seahawks!) and in 2006 my wife and I moved to Virginia to pursue graduate school and careers in education. We are proud parents to two beautiful children attending PWCPS- Leila (age 9) and Ethan (age 5), we love Virginia and have made it our home.
Throughout my time in Washington state, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Washington University, studying history with an emphasis on education, later teaching for over 10 years in various settings. One of the most unique experiences I had in college was that I was fortunate to have the opportunity to study abroad in China twice!
With that said, in my role as a teacher, I began to sense a calling toward a growing passion for becoming a school counselor. While teaching I would often counsel students in their time of time need and help families find the help and resources they needed. My counseling passion continued to be fostered and I volunteered as a mentor/counselor for at-risk elementary youth, through Fairfax County Government.
As a result, I pursued my aspirations and completed my Master’s degree in School Counseling at Liberty University. Over the course of my program at Liberty, I completed my practicum at Prince William Family Counseling clinic, and both of my internships in PWCS at Bristow Run Elementary and Parkside Middle School. After my last internship at Parkside Middle school, I landed my first counseling job and moved to the elementary setting at Belmont Elementary in PWCS as the primary counselor for two years.
Currently, the pandemic has changed and affected all our daily routines and life. Being a father of two elementary school-aged children, I was very much hoping that we would return to school this fall. There is no shortage of challenges as we continue to navigate through this difficult time to provide the best structure, safety, and education while balancing our responsibilities and well-being of our families. With these new challenges come new opportunities for fostering a world-class education and engaging students and families using our online tools.
The Victory counseling team is here for all our students and families and we are looking forward to a wonderful school year! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at email@example.com.