BRHS School Counseling Newsletter

December 2020

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Meet Your Broad Run HS Counseling Department!

About our Department

The Broad Run School Counseling Department is a team of 14 dedicated individuals working collaboratively to meet the needs of 1,589 students, including teachers and parents. We have an open-door policy, but at times we are needed in meetings or have scheduled appointments with other students and parents. Broad Run counselors support the school in more ways than one. Aside from frequently attending many school events to support their students, other places you may see one of our counselors is coaching wrestling, basketball and baseball! Others sponsor many of our clubs, including We're All Human, LGBTQ+, Muslim Student Association and book club. We are a dedicated team committed to supporting the students in any way that we can.


Some Roles of Broad Run Counselors:

  • Working with staff to address obstacles that interfere with students' learning and success.
  • Focusing on skill development through a variety of ways, such as small group or individual counseling sessions, classroom guidance, and consultation and coordination with parents, administrators, and teachers.
  • Helping students who are experiencing challenges. We do this by focusing on conflict resolution, transitions, study skills, test-taking skills, crisis intervention, bullying prevention, suicide prevention, as well as with the special needs of students.
  • Preparing students with post-graduation planning with college visits, career days, internships, scholarships and jobs matching.
  • Collaborating with all departments to assure that we are addressing the academic needs and requirements of our students.


BRHS School Counseling Hours

Hours: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm


Jennie Kroll, Director of School Counseling

Mollie Stratton, School Counselor (A-BUC)

Chad Obzud, School Counselor (BUD-GL)

Vanessa Koubratoff, School Counselor (GO-LEO)

Vanessa Keller, School Counselor (LEP-PAV)

Scott Valyear, School Counselor (PAW-SID)

Taylor Kewer, School Counselor (SIE-Z)


Dr. Arianna Scott, School Psychologist

Dr. Alloway-Higgins, School Social Worker

Greg Adams, Student Assistant Specialist

Kevin Kozikowski, Testing Coordinator

Leona Days, Career Center Specialist

Laura Pendleton, School Counseling Administrative Assistant/Registrar

Michele Porter, School Counseling Administrative Assistant

Amanda Brougham, Counseling Intern

Department news...

Jennie Kroll has accepted the position of Director of School Counseling. She is excited to take on this new role and continue to be a part of the Broad Run Counseling team. She will continue to oversee her seniors throughout their last year at BR.We are excited to announce that her replacement will be returning Broad Run School Counselor, Scott Valyear. Mr. Valyear spent nine years at Broad Run HS before opening up Riverside High School. He is returning to his roots and we are lucky to have him back!
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Parent Information Sessions - 2021 Winter Admissions Cycle

(All sessions will be virtual and hosted via Webex)

Academies of Loudoun 2021 Winter Admissions Information Virtual Sessions (via WebEx)

Wednesday, December 9 6:30 p.m. View the Session Live Stream

Tuesday, December 15 6:30 p.m. View the Session Live Stream

Wednesday, January 6 6:30 p.m. View the Session Live Stream

Saturday, January 16 10:00 a.m. View the Session Live Stream

Thursday, January 21 6:30 p.m. View the Session Live Stream

Monday, February 8 6:30 p.m. View the Session Live Stream

Target Audience: High school students grades 9-11 and their families.


*Interpretation Request
- Please email AcademiesAdmissions@lcps.org if you require interpretation services to attend an information session. Please include preferred date(s) and language(s). NOTE: All requests must be received no later than five (5) business days prior to your selected information session.

Application Portal

Will go live on 12/7/20

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Class of 2021: Hey Seniors!

Mental Health & Wellness

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