School Counseling Program Overview

Welcome to Oakridge Elementary School’s Counseling website!  My name is Ms. Terwilliger (the kids usually call me Mrs. T) and I serve Grades 4 and 5.  I am here part-time this year (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays). Ms. Morse is back FULL TIME (yay!) this year, primarily working with Grades 1, 2 and 3. We welcome Velma Campbell as our part-time counselor (Mondays and Thursdays) working with Kindergarten. As school counselors, we work with students and parents through a number of different services. Each service is designed to support the academic program of our school.  Some of the services offered through the counseling program are:

  • Group Counseling (topics include: Separation/Divorce, Study Skills, Loss, Friendship, Self-Esteem, Social Skills, and more!)
  • Individual Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance Lesson (topics include: self esteem, feelings, goal setting, problem solving, career awareness, and more!)
    • All counselors in Arlington teach a common set of lessons from Second Step–a well know social-emotional learning program
    • Our lessons meet both the Arlington Public Schools’ Classroom Counseling Standards and Competencies (Academic, Personal/Social, Career) and the Virginia School Counseling Standards and Competencies
    • Ask your student about the classroom visits from the counselors!
  • Parent Workshops

If you have any questions or if I can be of assistance, please call me at

If you need to contact Ms. Morse, please email her at Ms. Campbell can be reached at For more information on Arlington Public Schools’ School Counseling Program, please visit:

Thank you for supporting the guidance and counseling program!