What We Do

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Laurel Meadow’s school counselors provide the following services for kindergarten through fifth-grade students:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Classroom lessons addressing academic, career, and social/emotional development
  • Consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, and the overall community

The mission of the Laurel Meadow Elementary School Counseling Department is to foster the academic success, career and college readiness, and social/emotional development of all students by providing a student-centered and data-driven comprehensive school counseling program. School counselors employ innovative and varied approaches to address students’ diverse needs, interests, and abilities through school-wide programs, classroom lessons, small group counseling, and individual interventions. They are dedicated to advocacy, collaboration, and championing equity and opportunity for all students. The program empowers all students to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to become responsible citizens who are prepared to make positive impacts on their world now and in the future.

Hanover County Public Schools adheres to the American School Counselor Association National Model, which is a framework for a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program.

Contact Your School Counselor

Mrs. Kitching

Mrs. Kitching is proud to be a Laurel Meadow Lion! She received her B.S. in commerce from UVA and her M.Ed. in school counseling from VCU. Mrs. Kitching is the full-time counselor and can be reached at (804) 723-2040 or via email.

Mrs. GrayMrs. Gray is excited to be a part of the Lion family! She is in her 25th year of school counseling. Mrs. Gray received her B.S. in sociology from Longwood and her M.Ed. in school counseling from VCU. Mrs. Gray is the part-time counselor and can be reached at (804) 723-2040 or via email.


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