Counseling

About Our Counselors

Ms.Proiettism Ms. Uffelman

Ms. Proietti

Ms. Uffelman

Ms. Proietti is a full-time professional school counselor. She has been at ASFS for 4 years. Ms. Proietti received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Psychology from Syracuse University and her Masters in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She grew up in Connecticut and enjoys skiing and reading. Your student probably knows her as Ms. P.

Ms. Uffelman is a full-time professional school counselor with Arlington Public Schools serving at ASFS on Wednesday – Friday. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Masters in Counselor Education and served as a school counselor with Nelson County Public Schools for the last three years. She received her Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University. Originally from New Jersey, Ms. Uffelman moves here from Charlottesville and is thrilled to be a part of the Arlington Science Focus community.

Contact

Ms. Proietti:

Phone: 703-228-8092

Email: olivia.proietti@apsva.us

Days/Hours available: M-F 8:30AM-4:00PM

Ms. Uffelman:

Phone: 703-228-8082

Email: elizabeth.uffelman@apsva.us

Days/Hours available: W-F 8:30AM-4:00PM

ASFS Counseling Program

The school counseling program of Arlington Science Focus School is an integral part of the school program. The purpose of the counseling program is to enhance the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students. The program assists students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to engage in lifelong learning, to become aware of life/career choices, and to prepare for the world of work.

Ms. Proietti and Ms. Uffelman work cooperatively with students, staff, families, and community agencies. Responsive services are delivered through a variety of models, including individual and group counseling, consultation, crisis counseling, and referral to outside agencies. Through individual academic planning, Ms. Proietti and Ms. Uffelman help students appraise their abilities, interests, skills, achievement and supports them in becoming responsible members of society. Social Emotional Learning facilitates the academic, career and social/emotional development of students through small group and classroom activities. The program is based on the developmental stages of children and supports the academic program.

Students are assisted in understanding themselves and others and developing healthy interpersonal skills throughout their school day and in various settings. Ms. Proietti and Ms. Uffelman help foster a community of respect, responsibility, and safety. Arlington Science Focus is dedicated to creating an environment of mutual respect and high expectations which allow all students to succeed in a science-based program. Arlington Science Focus works to identify and remove barriers that hinder student achievement and overall school success.

Arlington Science Focus works as a community to promote healthy educational and emotional development. Families are encouraged to contact Ms. Proietti or Ms. Uffelman regarding any concerns or information about their child.