My name is Carie S. Collazo-Gonzalez and I am lucky to be part of the Yorktown School System. I am the new counselor for Magruder Elementary. I have been with YCSD for almost 4 years and have been a school counselor for almost 6.5 years. I have my master’s in Psychology and in School Counseling. I am also a licensed instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid.
I also come from a military family. We spent 15.5 years stationed in Savannah, GA and have spent the last 3.5 here at Ft. Eustis. I am a proud mother of two awesome teenagers.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions you might have!
The mission of our school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive and developmental program that empowers ALL students in their academic, personal/social, and career exploration endeavors. We are only able to accomplish this through a partnership with our Magruder parents, teachers, staff, and community. We look forward to getting to know you and your family this year. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or if we can be of any assistance.
What can your school counselors do for you?
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 – School counselors 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.
Gifted Program Contact – School counselors serve as the Gifted Program contact at the school. 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 or referrals for long-term counseling services.Ms. LubranoAdditional resources can be found on: Ms. Lubrano's Resource Site (updates coming soon!)
Welcome to the Counselor's Corner!
Hello!!! My name is Kate Lubrano, Full Time School Counselor at Magruder Elementary School! This is my 15th year at MES. I am originally from Williamsburg, but went to college at East Carolina University (GO PIRATES!). After working for a year locally at Child Development Resources, I returned to the College of William and Mary to get my Masters in Counseling. I live in Williamsburg with wonderful children :) My hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15-3:45.
As School Counselors:
- talk with individual students,
- meet with students in small groups, and
- visit classrooms to teach lessons about things that will help you in school, and out of school!
Our small groups cover a wide-range of topics including (but not limited to), New Student Lunch Bunch, Girl Power, Boy Cave, Friendship Groups, Divorce Group, Deployment Group, Panthers in Control, and Study Skills.
Bucket Filling is a a big part of our school! What is a Bucket Filler, you ask? A bucket filler a person who makes other people feel good about themselves by showing kindess!
I look forward to another amazing year with our MES families!
Please stop by, call, or email us if you need anything.
“You never quite know the moment in a child’s life when you’ll make a difference for a lifetime.” ~unknown "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud" -Maya Angelou