ESOL/Bilingual Programs → Counseling Services

ESOL Counseling Services

ETC staff

 

ESOL Transition Counselors (ETC) provide counseling services to English Language Learners (ELL) in grades Pre-K through 12. Counselors support students from a cross-cultural perspective so they can succeed academically and adjust to a new social and cultural environment while helping them stay meaningfully connected to their culture. The ETCs are a diverse team of professionals who provide counseling services districtwide and are located in schools offering intensive English services.

Our Services

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual and group multicultural and multilingual counseling services to ESOL and METS students.
  • Assist in the cultural, social and emotional adjustment of ESOL students in MCPS.
  • Work with school staffs and ESOL students in resolving crisis situations.
  • Assist in resolving conflicts arising from cross-cultural misunderstandings.
  • Assist ESOL students in developing decision-making skills and coping skills.
  • Collaborate with school staff and administration in cross-disciplinary problem solving processes, as necessary.
  • Assist ESOL students in developing awareness of academic, social and career alternatives in MCPS and beyond.
  • Guide students in developing awareness of academic, social, and career choices within MCPS and community.
  • Provide career and vocational counseling.
  • Work in collaboration with school-based counselors and administrators to meet the needs of ESOL students.

How To Contact Us

We recognize the importance of supporting your child and can help you with questions or concerns that may arise during the school year.

To access ESOL counseling services:

Schools with an assigned ESOL Counselor

  • Complete Referral for ESOL Counseling (MCPS Form 335-60) and submit it to the assigned ESOL Counselor.
  • The form can be filled out electronically and printed from your browser, or a blank form can be printed and filled out by hand.

Schools without an assigned ESOL Counselor

ETCs can also provide support in the languages listed below. (Phone numbers coming soon)

LANGUAGE PHONE NUMBER ETC SCHOOL
Amharic, Tigrinya   Mrs. Nazareth Aregai Francis Scott Key MS
Silver Spring International MS
Spanish   Mrs. Liz Briganty Magruder HS
Watkins Mill ES
Spanish   Ms. Rina Chaves Neelsville MS
Seneca Valley HS
Julius West MS
Spanish, French, Portuguese   Ms. Elizabeth Fisher Joann Leleck ES
A. Mario Loiederman MS
Spanish, Hebrew   Mrs. Tamar Hill Parkland MS
Washington Grove ES
French, French Creole, Spanish   Mrs. Edelle Jean Argyle MS
Newport Mill MS
Cantonese, Mandarin   Mrs. Vickie Kwong Harmony Hills ES
Tilden MS
Vietnamese   Mr. Thomas Le Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS
Gaithersburg ES
New Hampshire Estates ES
Spanish   Mrs. Vicky Lopez Arcola ES
Sargent Shriver ES
Spanish   Ms. Evelyn Montecinos Forest Oak ES
Takoma Park MS
Earle B. Wood MS
Spanish   Mrs. Monica Pimienta Eastern MS
Sligo MS
Spanish   Mr. Marvin Rivas-Perez Col. E. Brooke Lee MS
Twinbrook ES
Mandarin   Ms. Esther Wei Clarksburg HS
Rolling Terrace ES
Spanish   Mrs. Norca Yarborough Gaithersburg MS
Montgomery Village MS
South Lake ES