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Meet Our School Counselor - Ms. Vivian Henderson

I am so excited and proud to be the School Counselor at Cardinal Elementary School. Richmond is my home and I graduated from John F. Kennedy High School.

Getting an education is very important to me.  I obtained an Associates of Science in Education from Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Later, I completed a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Endorsement in Special Education for grades  K-12 at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.  I enjoyed seven years as a special education teacher in Virginia Beach where I worked with students with learning and emotional disabilities.  Continuing my education, I received a Master of Arts in Urban Education with an Endorsement in Professional School Counseling for Grades PreK-12 from Norfolk State University.   

I joined the Richmond Public School System as a School Counselor in the Fall of 2006. I have developed so many positive relationships with students, parents, community, faculty and staff.  My objective is to provide a caring, comprehensive, and balanced guidance and counseling program in alignment with school goals, state and national standards. My passion in life is helping students and families to be successful. I love to see happy, smiling, learning children.

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School Counseling Services

  • Classroom instruction
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Group activities
  • Parent workshops and instruction

Individual Student Planning

  • Individual or small group appraisal
  • Individual or small group advisement

Responsive Services

  • Consultation
  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Crisis counseling/response
  • Referrals
  • Peer facilitation

 System Support

  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management and operation
  • Classroom instruction
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Group activities