CES Couselor


I am so grateful for the opportunity to be the School Counselor at Central Elementary. I attended Central Elementary as a child and I’m excited to be back at CES as a staff member. My education includes a Master’s degree in School Counseling as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology.

My main duties in the school include running small focus groups, providing individual counseling and classroom guidance lessons as well as assisting in many other activities to promote the best environment we can have at CES. The programming I have as a school counselor incorporates the Virginia School Counselors Association Standards. Each class will receive guidance lessons twice a month, and I will be able to meet with students on an “as needed” basis. 

During our time with virtual learning, I am also able to meet online through our “Google Meet” platform to answer any questions or concerns, or to provide individual sessions as needed. Please do not be afraid to reach out to me, and I look forward to our time together at Central Elementary School! 

Derek Vanderveer
School Counselor