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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.

Katrina Tillman

 My name is Katrina Tillman and I am one of the Caring Cardinal Counselors. I am the assigned   counselor for the 1st and 2nd graders. We have weekly in class lessons as well I am available for   small group and individual sessions. I attended Richmond Public Schools growing up and   graduated from John Marshall High School. I earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Masters in   Teaching, and Masters in Education School Counseling Concentrated from VCU. I am ASCA trained counselor.  I was an elementary school teacher at Henry Marsh III for 15 years before becoming a school counselor here are Cardinal.


My name is Zach Sneed I am one of the Caring Cardinal Counselors. I am the assigned counselor for the K and 5th graders. We have weekly lessons, small groups and individual counseling sessions with our students. I graduated from Powhatan High School. I earned a bachelor of the arts from Longwood University. I majored in Communication Mass Media and minored in Theater. I earned a Master's of Education School Counseling Concentrated from VCU. I am an ASCA trained counselor and member of VSCA. While at VCU I worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the VCU RRTC for 5 years before becoming a counselor at Cardinal Elementary. 

View Our Counseling Services

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