Mrs. Catherine Williams

Phone: 540-658-6340

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA Psychology - George Mason U. M.Ed. School Counseling - Liberty U.

Mrs. Catherine Williams

Hello,

I'm Catherine Williams and I have been a Counselor for 5 years!  I have worked previously as an in-home mental health counselor and a counselor in Private Day.  I am thrilled to be working for such an awesome school that has high expectations for academic achievement and is supportive of families and the Stafford Elementary community.  As the year goes progresses you will see me monthly in your child's classroom teaching Counseling lessons that focus on Social/Emotional development as well as small groups for anger management/conflict resolution.  

I'm glad to be back at SES for another year, continuing to work with Grades 3-5.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Williams

 

Ms. Melissa Akin

Phone: 540 658 6340

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA Psychology M.Ed. Counseling and Development George Mason U.

Ms. Melissa Akin

Hello SES Families and little Dolphins!

I am a new face at SES and I'm so looking forward to a wonderful year with all of you. Let me take a moment to introduce myself briefly. I have been a special education teacher and counselor for 17 years now, combined - and LOVE every minute of it. First off, I enjoy sitting on the floor and playing! And the rest follows. It has always been my philosophy that kids learn the best when they are engaged in age appropriate, mindfully crafted play. As the full time, K-2 counselor this year, I will be working with students and families addressing social-emotional needs. This year has made it very clear to us that we all need support in one way or another. 2020 was not playing around! However, SES staff is ready and up for the challenge, and we are here for you!

More on a personal note... I have 2 huskies (Maia and Loki, they're sisters) and a little one (Sparkle - he is a boy! Long story :) along with a 14 year old daughter.. oh and a husband :) We are also a military family, which provides a different level of appreciation and outlook to unsettling, ever-changing situations for me. I was also a military child, so I moved a whole lot - globally!

We will soon be starting a different school year here in Stafford, but rest assured we are here to assist you in any way we can throughout the year.