Welcome to the PRES Counseling and Guidance webpage. Sharon Stiefel is the full time counselor and has been a member of this wonderful Park Ridge staff since September 2000 and the school counselor since 2001. Our part time counselor is LaKetra Spivey who we are sharing with Widewater Elementary School. We are thrilled that she will be here on Mondays and Thursdays each week. As professional school counselors, we are "committed to delivering a comprehensive, data driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment" for our students- in accordance with the American School Counselor Asociation national model. We are committed to supporting and assisting you and your children. Our hope is that this page will be helpful to you in many ways including understanding our services as well as being a resource for information of areas of concern for you and your children. Please feel free to contact us and let us know how we can be of assistance.
Phone: 540-658-6320 x123
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S.- Early Childhood Education M.A.- Community Counseling NCC- Nationally Certified Counselor NCSC- Nationally Certified School Counselor ASCA Legal and Ethical Specialist ASCA Grief and Trauma Specialist
I am so happy to be the full time counselor at PRES. I love this school and I love getting to meet all the children and their families. My role is to help each and every one to learn skills and develop mindsets for growth and success. Success is not only related to academics but also to becoming a kind, helpful and responsible citizen.... To demonstrate Patriot PRIDE!!!!
I received my BS degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland and my MA degree in Community Counseling from Hood College. My professional experiences are diverse, as my family travelled quite a bit due to my husband serving in the U.S. Army. My experiences range from teaching pre-school, elementary school, and college classes to working in mental health doing mental health assessments for Family Court, providing inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, and parenting education as well as my role as a professional school counselor in Virginia for the past 18 years. I am a Nationally Certified School Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have been awarded Counselor of the Year (2012) for Stafford County Public School and guided our program here at Park Ridge to receive a RAMP recognition as a model school counseling program from the American School Counselors’ Association (ASCA) in 2009. I have also earned and received the designations as a School Counseling Legal and Ethical Specialisit and as Grief and Truama Specialst from ASCA.
On a personal side, I am married, for over 40 years, to my wonderful husband, Jeff- and we have 4 children, 4 "honorary" children and 10 grandchildren. Enjoying time together with family and friends is my favorite activity - especially if it involves being outside or on the water!!!
Phone: 540-658-6320 x 115
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Criminal Justice M.S. Marriage and Family Counseling M.A. School Counseling
Welcome to Park Ridge Elementary! I am Ms. Spivey and I am excited to begin my School Counseling career with Stafford County public schools. I am originally from North Carolina where I received both my B.S. in Criminal Justice and my M.A. in School Counseling. I also obtained a M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Walden University. I have worked with students for the last six years in various settings and I bring my passion, dedication and understanding with me to work with each student as an individual. I look forward to working with the students and providing them the essentials they need to navigate their way through school and life's challenges and celebrate their successes! Let's have an amazing year Patriot family!
Overview of Services
OVERVIEW of SERVICES:
- Individual Counseling
- Small Groups Counseling
- Classroom Guidance
- Parent Consultation and Support
- Teacher Consultation and Support
- Character Education
- PRIDE program
- Career Day
- Red Ribbon Week
- Holiday Assistance
- Veteran's Day Celebration with our Music teacher, Ms. Kimbrough.