Ashlawn School Counselors

Student Services Team

The Ashlawn Student Services Team 

Kory Bradley, School Social Worker – kory.bradley@apsva.us

Jenny Lambdin, School Psychologist – jennifer.lambdin@apsva.us

Cindy Skinner, School Counselor – cindy.skinner@apsva.us – Room 262

Alex Baldwin, School Counselor alex.bladwin@apsva.us – Room 262 

Who are the Counselors?

Cindy Skinner is one of our School Counselors. She completed her Bachelors in Finance and her Masters in School Counseling, both at Marymount University.  She enjoys following the Boston Red Sox, Washington Capitals and Miami Dolphins. She loves spending time with her family, especially her 11 nieces and nephews. Growing up, she loved reading Make Way For Ducklings, and feeding the ducks from the Swan boats in Boston. Ms. Skinner will be starting her 18th year at Ashlawn, and loves the time she spends with the students, and watching them grow every year!

Alex Baldwin attended Frostburg State University for both his Bachelors and Masters Degree. His Bachelors is in Communications and Masters is in School Counseling. His interests include his new puppy named Chet, a cockapoo, and coaching football at The Catholic University of America! His favorite children’s book is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I am really looking forward to meeting all the students and staff at Ashlawn this year!

 

What does a Counselor do?

  • Classroom Lessons are taught in grades K – 5 every other week. The Second Step program will be the primary curriculum. It focuses on Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotion Management, Child Protection and Problem Solving.
  • Small Group Enrichment will be offered for children, grades 1 through 5, who are experiencing specific stresses that may hinder their academic or social growth. Groups will be held during lunch/recess, and will meet 5 or 6 times. Permission slips will be sent home for students prior to each group. No student will be allowed to participate in a group without a signed permission slip.
  • Individual Counseling is offered short term, as needed, for students experiencing any issue of concern or special obstacles that keep them from being their best.
  • Consultation with parents and/or teachers is offered to discuss problems that may be interfering with the students’ academic or social achievement. Parents may email or call the counselor to arrange an appointment to discuss any concerns they have.

How to help the Counselors?

  1. Let us know what we can do to support you. Personal information is kept confidential.
  2. Give us feedback. Let us know if we are or are not meeting your needs.
  3. Remember that sometimes it takes children a while to figure out what is bothering them and even longer to solve the problem. Progress can be slow.
  4. All children are important, all needs are important, and we help all Ashlawn students.
  5. Call with any questions at 703-228-8282 or email cindy.skinner@apsva.us or alex.baldwin@apsva.us