Welcome to Brandywine's Counseling Department
MissionThe mission of the Brandywine Elementary Counseling Program is to promote educational performance, providing all students with the opportunities to acquire the academic, career, and social/emotional competencies necessary to achieve quality learning and life-long success while recognizing and supporting their individuality as learners and as people.
Meet Our School Counselors
Brandywine Counseling Team:
Ms. Lizzie McDevitt M.Ed, NCC & Ms. Jessica Lundy, EdS, LPC, RPT, NCC
We are so excited to work with each of our students to help them learn and grow!
My name is Jessica Lundy and I am the 3-5 School Counselor for Brandywine Elementary. I have been a School Counselor for nine years and this is my third year as a Brandywine Badger. I received my Master's in Education and Education Specialist degrees in Professional School Counseling from Georgia State University. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology & Child & Family Development from The University of Georgia. GO DAWGS! I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have a passion for Play-Based Counseling and I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). In my free time, I enjoy going to Pure Barre Studio, doing yoga, writing Yelp reviews, hiking, exploring new restaurants, shopping, watching Netflix series, and drinking coffee!
I recently received my Master’s In School Counseling from Georgia State University. I have worked with children ages 4-18 for the past 11 years as a swim coach and school counselor in training. Before getting my master’s degree, I received my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology from Wingate University while competing on the women’s swim team. I am passionate about incorporating movement, expressive arts, and other play-based instruction in my counseling interventions. Additionally, I am interested in researching trauma-informed best practices and trauma-informed interior design. This is my first year working at Brandywine. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, reading, listening to podcasts, traveling, and trying new food!
We believe that every child has the ability to achieve their goals and dreams, and it is such a privilege to have the opportunity to love, support and encourage them through their journey in elementary school. We look forward to partnering with parents, teachers, and administration to help our students be Ready to Learn & Ready for Life! Let's have a Ridiculously Amazing Year!If you have any questions regarding our counseling program or if you need assistance, please feel free to contact:Lizzie McDevitt, K-2 Professional School Counselor:770-667-2585 ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgJessica Lundy, 3-5 Professional School Counselor:770-667-2585 ext. email@example.com@BWESCounselorWhat is a School Counselor?
A certified, specially trained professional educator
A special friend when a child needs someone to listen
A caring person who provides help and guidance to teachers, parents, students, and administrators
Someone who counsels with students both individually and in groups
Someone who goes into the classrooms to educate students on skills and standards according to the American School Counselor Association's Standards and PracticesWhat is the role of a School Counselor?Conduct a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate comprehensive counseling programConduct staff development for facultyUtilize referral services and community resourcesConduct parent & teacher conferencesProvide guidance lessons to each class regarding Academic, Career, Social/Emotional and Personal Safety topicsWork with identified groups of children with specific needsProvide individual counseling to students struggling with adacemic difficultyHelp students set positive goals, practice responsibility and improve academic success.Help provide support during a crisis.A child may see the counselor for:Review and discussion of academic needsAny problems that they may have that are impacting academic performanceDivorce or changing family issues to minimize negative academic impactA loss of a family member or close friendSignificant individual or family crisisDecision making or problem solving skillsImprovement and aid in the development of positive self-esteemDeveloping and increasing social and organizational skills as it relates to academic performance