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Meet Your Brownsville Elementary School Counselors

 

My name is Mr. Crouch, and I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where I attended Florida State University for undergrad. I taught special education for 14 years in Florida and here in Albemarle County. I received my Master’s Degree from Longwood University and have been a school counselor for 6 years.  Since moving here in 1996, my wife and I have enjoyed raising our twin daughters in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. I love to hike, fish, bike, spend time outdoors, and camping out west in the summers.

 

My name is Ms. Alyson Ingram and am originally from Charleston, West Virginia. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech, and my Master’s degree in Counseling from West Virginia University. I have experience working with children in community agencies, and have worked as a school counselor for thirteen years in Culpeper, Virginia. I enjoy spending time with my two small children, running, cycling, gardening and being outside as much as possible. I look forward to exploring the Charlottesville area, and getting to know the students, families and faculty at Brownsville this year!

 

As your school counselors, we work as a team with our parents, our school staff, and our community to help make school a caring and supportive place for our students. We work to help children overcome barriers to their progress in their academic, social, and emotional growth through weekly classroom guidance lessons, individual and group counseling, and informal lunch groups.  Ms. Ingram works with our kindergarteners, first, and second graders. Mr. Crouch works with our third, fourth and fifth graders. Please contact us if your child needs support. We love working with your children!​


Albemarle County School Counseling Program Overview
The Albemarle County School Counseling & Guidance program facilitates student development in three broad content areas and standards for each area. The standards are intended to enable all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of our society. The emphasis is on success for all students, not only those who are motivated, supported, and ready to learn.
What do school counselors do?

Academic Development
Career Development
Personal/Social Development
  • Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
  • Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college.
  • Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.

  • Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions
  • Students will employ strategies to achieve future career success and satisfaction.
  • Students will understand the relationship among personal qualities, education and training, and the world of work.
  • Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and interpersonal skills to help hem understand and respect self and others.
  • Students will make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve those goals.
  • Students will understand safety and survival skills


Individual Counseling
The school counselor is available to all students to discuss academic, personal/social and career issues.

Small Group Counseling
Parent permission required. Group topic possibilities include: social skills, divorce/family issues, study/org. skills, death, anger management, conflict resolution, friendship, etc.

Classroom Guidance
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Consultation with:
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Community professionals
Coordination
  • School and community resources for students
  • Transition to middle school
How is a student referred to the school counselor?
Students may be referred by parents, teachers, school administrators, agencies, or by students themselves.

For more information about counseling services in Albemarle County Public Schools click here​.​