Welcome to the Coventry Elementary School Counseling Program Webpage!
Mrs. Wallace and Ms. Vidakis will be holding remote office hours Monday-Friday 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:30pm-5:30pm while building access is restricted. We will be using Remind as a platform to connect with families while we are out of the building. Please join our CES School Counseling Remind Class here.
Meet your school counselors…
Kristina Wallace is at Coventry Monday-Friday and primarily works with grades K, 1, 3, and 5. She received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University and received her Master's Degree in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary. She has been a school counselor in Virginia since 2007 and a counselor at Coventry since 2010.
Aliki Vidakis is at Coventry Monday and Wednesday and works primarily with 2nd and 4th grade. She received her undergraduate degree from George Mason University and received her Master's Degree in school counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. This is her first year as a school counselor at Coventry.
They are both so happy to be part of a wonderful school where they can help students reach their goals and strive to be their best!
What can your school counselors do for you?
In an effort to provide a comprehensive school counseling program for all students at Coventry and assist them in becoming positive and productive citizens in our community, we will work with students in many ways. Student needs will be addressed in three areas: Social/Emotional, Academic, and Career. Student needs are addressed with the following services:
Classroom Counseling –Throughout the school year, counselors will present classroom counseling lessons to students in grades K-5. Students will learn about many important topics which may include:
- Positive peer relationships and conflict resolution
- Emotional regulation and mindfulness
- Character education
- Career Exploration
- Test-taking strategies and study skills
Group Counseling –Students may be referred by parents, teachers, or counselors to participate in small group counseling. Group counseling topics are developed based on the highest needs of students and may include:
- Friendship and social skills
- Emotional regulation
- Resiliency (coping with stressors and/or change)
- Academic success (study skills and work habits)
- Military deployment
Individual Counseling – School counselors provide short-term, goal-oriented counseling. Referrals to community resources will be provided for students needing long-term counseling services. Students may speak with the counselor individually through parent referral, teacher referral, or self-referral. A student may talk with the school counselor about:
- Academic concerns
- Family changes or concerns
- Peer relationships and friendship
Family Life Education – Counselors will teach the Family Life Education curriculum to students in Grades K-3. Counselors and classrooms teachers will collaboratively teach the curriculum to students in Grades 4 and 5.
Conflict Resolution - Counselors can help students problem-solve with his/her peers.
Gifted Program Contact –The school counselors also serve as the Gifted Program contact. Please contact them with any questions or concerns.
Referrals –If you are in need of assistance, your school counselors can help by locating community resources. School counselors will also provide referrals for long-term counseling services.
Connect with your school counselors...
Kristina Wallace Aliki Vidakis
(757) 898-0422 (757) 527-4815