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TJ’s School Counseling Services

Welcome to TJ School Counseling!

Here at TJ we have two school counselors Carol Seaver and Bridget Kraft. Carol has been a school counselor at Thomas Jefferson Elementary for more than 25 years, and Bridget has been a school counselor for more than 10 years.  Carol works primarily with the 4th and 5th grade students, and Bridget primarily works with 2nd and 3rd grade students.  Counseling services are listed below.

Individual Counseling

The counselors at TJ offer individual counseling to any student who may benefit from it. Counseling can be for any personal, social or academic concern you or the teacher has for your child.

Group Counseling

Small group counseling is offered to students to enhance the development of personal and social skills, as well as promote educational success. Small groups provide social-emotional learning experiences and allow students an opportunity to express themselves. Below is a list of some groups that will be offered at TJ Elementary School:

  • Executive Functioning and Social Skills
  • Dealing with Stress and Anxieties
  • Friendship Skills
  • Changing Families
  • Academic Support

Classroom Lessons

The school counselors teach lessons in the classroom, when possible, on various topics such as building healthy habits, developing character traits, and bullying prevention.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. The school counselors can be reached at 703-248-5669. Or email the counselors directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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About TJ

School Hours

8:50 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
8:50 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
                Wed Only

Automated Phone

(703) 248-5661

Main Office  (1):

Attendance: (2)
(703) 992-0444

Health Room (3):
(703) 248-5664

Day Care (4):
(703) 248-5670

Directory (7)


(703) 248-5666


Paul Swanson

Assistant Principal:
Dr. Michele Harcarik

Administrative Intern:
Rob Carey

Principal's Secretary
& Registrar:
Debra Newman

School Secretary:
Nancy Peacock


601 South Oak Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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