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

Michelle Germeroth

Ms. Germeroth is happy to be joining the LMES team! She received her B.A. in Psychology and Elementary Education from Bridgewater College and her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University. This will be her 17th year as a school counselor. Ms. Germeroth is the full-time school counselor and can be reached at (804) 723-2040 or via email.




Katherine HarveyKatherine Harvey is one of the full-time school counselors here at Laurel Meadow. She is so excited to be joining Ms. Germeroth and the whole LMES family! She is finishing up her master of education in school counseling through William and Mary's online grad school program and her undergraduate degree is a bachelor's in child life from East Carolina University. She has eight years of experience in working with children and families in various settings! Her caseload for the 2023–2024 school year is kindergarten, second, and fourth grade students. She can be reached at (804) 723-2040 or via email.


Sharon Pittman

Mrs. Pittman is the part-time counselor at LMES. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech and VCU. Mrs. Pittman has been working as a school counselor for more than 25 years. Fun fact: she started her career at Mechanicsville Elementary many years ago! Mrs. Pittman has three teenagers and a labradoodle named Lulu. She loves to spend time watching her kids play sports, going to the beach, and reading. Mrs. Pittman is excited to be a Lion and is looking forward to a great year! She can be reached at (804) 723-2040 or via email.

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