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Ms.Hawthorne Ms.Proiettism

Ms. Hawthorne

Ms. Proietti

Ms. Hawthorne is a full time professional school counselor. She has worked in Arlington County for the past 29 years. She grew up in Arlington and is a graduate of Yorktown High School. She has a BS in Education from George Washington University and a Masters in Counseling from Virginia Tech.

Ms. Proietti is a full time professional school counselor. She also serves as our testing coordinator. Ms. Proietti grew up in Connecticut and has been working at Arlington Science Focus for 3 years. She earned a BS in Education and Psychology from Syracuse University and a Masters in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Your student probably knows her as Ms. P.


Ms. Hawthorne:

Phone: 703-228-8082 Email:

Office Hours: T, W 1:30-2:30PM

Ms. Proietti:

Phone: 703-228-8092 Email:

Office Hours: T, W, F 9:15-10:45AM

Counseling office: Room 135 Hours available: M-F 8:30-4:00

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. Hawthorne and Ms. Proietti 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. Hawthorne and Ms. Proietti help students appraise their abilities, interests, skills, achievement and supports them in becoming responsible members of society. Developmental guidance 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. Hawthorne and Ms. Proietti 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. Hawthorne or Ms. Proietti regarding any concerns or information about their child.