International Counseling Week

This week we are celebrating International Counseling Week by presenting you our counselors team. They are here to support student well-being by proactively addressing personal/social, academic, career, and the global mindset needs of all students.

Laura Giosh-Markov  - Transition Counselor & Bulgarian Family Liaison

I help students and parents arrive in the AAS community and feel at ‘home.’ Sometimes the transition can be more difficult and take longer- I’m here to help out with that! Parents who want to build up family resilience join me for workshops. Bulgarian families are welcome to contact me for support in Bulgarian. 


“You can’t say a good Hello until you’ve said a good Goodbye.” David Pollock


Lindsey Moore - Elementary School Counselor

Depending on your background, you may have different ideas as to what an Elementary School Counselor is and what they do. The school counselor is not the person that sees students when they are “in trouble” or only sees students who are having significant emotional/behavioral issues. Education, prevention, early identification and intervention are big parts of the Elementary School Counselor’s role. School counselors help ALL students achieve academic success, develop understanding about careers, and develop social/emotional skills in response to the issues they face. 

Some of the many services I provide to elementary children and families are:

  • Short-term and goal-focused counseling
  • Small groups for social/emotional or study skills
  • Crisis response & student conflict mediation
  • Consultation with staff and families
  • Collaboration and advocacy to support student achievement
  • Referrals to and collaboration with outside resources
  • PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) curriculum coordination

I am lucky I get to work supporting such a great community! Thank you AAS!