Meet the Counselors

  • School counselors promote and enhance achievement with an annual comprehensive school counseling plan that ensures that every student receives school counseling services. Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention with continuous academic, career, and personal/development activities that will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. These activities include classroom guidance, small groups for skill mastery, individual counseling for students with specific needs, and a variety of other proactive and innovative ways to support student performance. 

    School counselors implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. They also provide resources to staff, students, families, and others to ensure that a family-friendly environment is established and ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.

    Parents are always welcome to come in or call 754-323-3800 for assistance or advice.

  • Ms. Vastie Lherrisson, 6th Grade Counselor and Guidance Director

    I would like each student to receive the best education while preparing to be college and career-ready. I am dedicated to ensuring that students feel supported throughout their educational journey, either within the school building or in a virtual classroom. My objective is to work with all stakeholders to create a positive learning environment where students can reflect on their emotional growth and gain the skills needed to achieve their academic goals.

    “Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Ms. Delores Clasp, 7th Grade Guidance Counselor

  • Ashley Zotter, 8th Grade Counselor and School Counseling Director

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Benefits

    Are you concerned about your student's social and emotional learning?

    When the benefits of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) are considered, students show:

    • 23% improvement in social and emotional skills
    • Have an 11% improvement in achievement test scores

    For more information go to the BCPS Social and Emotional Learning Webpage.

  • School Social Work Department

    Provides school and community resources so students can achieve educational success.

    (754) 321-1550

  • School Family Counseling

    Free on-campus individual and family counseling. (Monday-Friday 7:30am-7:30pm)

    (754) 321-1590

  • School Guidance

    Fosters academic achievement, career awareness, personal growth, and a positive self-image for students.

    (754) 321-2584


    A multi-agency endeavor designed to support children who are experiencing serious emotional disturbances.

    (754) 321-3421