• General Information


    CoventryElementary SchoolCounselingProgram

    Mrs. Kristina Wallace

    ProfessionalSchoolCounselor

    kwallace@ycsd.york.va.us

    757-898-0422

    Meet your school counselor…

    Welcome to the Coventry Elementary School Counseling webpage! My name is Kristina Wallace and I am the school counselor atCoventry. I received my undergraduate degree fromJamesMadison Universityand received my Masters Degree in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary. I have been a school counselor in Virginia since 2007 and a counselor at Coventry since 2010.  I am so happy to be part of a wonderful school where I can help students reach their goals and strive to be their best!

    What can your school counselor do for you?

    In an effort to provide a comprehensive school counseling program for all students atCoventryand assist them in becoming positive and productive citizens in our community, I will work with students in many ways. Student needs will be addressed in three areas:Personal/Social, Academic, and Career.

    Student needs are addressed with the following services:

    Classroom Guidance –Throughout the school year, I will be presenting classroom guidance lessons to students in grades K-5. Students will learn about many important topics including:

    àbullying and peer pressure

    àdeveloping positive character traits

    àdecision-making

    àcareer exploration

    àtest taking strategies and study skills.

    Group Counseling –Students may participate in small group counseling upon parent or teacher request. Group counseling topics may include:

    àMilitary Deployment

    àFriendship and Social Skills

    àStudy Skills

    àFamily Change

    àControlling Anger

    àSelf-Esteem

    Individual Counseling –Students may speak with the counselor individually through parent referral, teacher referral, or self-referral. A student may talk with the school counselor about:

    àAcademic concerns

    àFamily changes or concerns

    àPeer Relationships and Friends

    àDecision-making

    Family Life Education (Grades K-3) –The counselor will teach family life to students in Grades K-3. Teachers teach family life to students in Grades 4 and 5.

    Conflict Resolution –The counselor can help students problem-solve with his/her peers.

    Gifted Program Contact –The counselor also serves as the Gifted Program contact. Please contact her with any questions or concerns.

    Referrals –If you are in need of assistance, the school counselor can help by locating community resources.