School Counseling

Meet our school counselors, school psychologist, and social worker and learn about our school counseling program

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What do school counselors do?

Counselors are there for the everyday needs of students.  Counselors support and encourage students as they navigate both the joys and the frustrations which can be a part of growing up and being at school.

What does a school counseling program provide to the students?

A school counseling program is preventative and developmental in nature to meet the needs of all students.  We are here to encourage students to be life-long learners and help students to recognize and build on their own unique strengths.  We provide training on the skills that children need to be successful in both academic and social areas.  The program also assists families in supporting their children's development and becoming a part of the Spring Hill community.

    School Counseling Programs and Services Include:

    During the 2022-2023 school year, Dr. Trigiani works with students in Kindergarten (Mrs. Hokama and Mrs. Andriko) as well as grades 2,  4 and 6.  Ms. Rinker works with students in Kindergarten (Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Momeni) as well as grades 1,  3 and 5. 

    Counseling Team


    Meet The Team

    Learn more about our Counseling Team


    Dr. Judy Trigiani

    School Counselor


    Erin Rinker

    School Counselor

    Favorite Thing About Spring Hill ES
    The feeling of community.
    Favorite School Subject
    Favorite Color
    Favorite Food
    Ice Cream
    Favorite Animal
    Cats, Raccoons, Squirrels

    School Psychology Services

    School psychologists are mental health specialists with knowledge of child development, the psychology of learning, behavior management and intervention, monitoring the progress of students, and program evaluation. School psychologists apply this knowledge using a problem-solving approach to help bring about positive changes in the learning environment, attitude, and motivation. Services offered by the school psychologist may be provided directly to the student or indirectly by working with teachers, parents, and other care givers; however, all services provided by the school psychologist are intended to enhance the academic and social emotional success of students. Minimum requirements to be a school psychologist include a 60-hour master's degree program and a one-year full-time internship; many FCPS school psychologists hold doctoral degrees.


    Our School Psychologist

    Social Work and Support Services

    School social workers focus on family and community factors that influence learning. They provide intensive services for students facing issues that pose risks to their academic success such as parent divorce and separation, poverty, truancy, chronic illness, mental health problems, conduct problems, child abuse, etc.

    All FCPS social workers hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) or Master of Social Science (MSS) degree; many have earned a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) degree. All school social workers are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. The majority of the staff is clinically licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Social Work (LCSW) or in other jurisdictions and trained to provide mental health services in any setting.


    Our School Social Worker