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School Counseling Services

Courage, Power & Wonder.

Our key concepts for this school year are COURAGE, POWER, and WONDER.  Our students are being taught that courage is an emotion; and that courage is not the absence of fear.  Many situations in life call upon us to do something we find scary, upsetting, uncomfortable, anxiety provoking, or distressing.  Students are encouraged to push through their fears, exhaustion, sadness, and anger to take on safe and healthy challenges.

After achieving their goals, our students realize their POWER.  They see fruition to what they have wanted to happen in spite of their fear of obstacles, resistance, or opposition.

Lastly, the feeling of WONDER.  Our students now stand back and marvel in amazement at the sense of taking on and conquering their individual challenge.

Beverly Gill, Chesapeake Bay Academy School CounselorAbout Ms. Gill

Beverly Gill, school counselor, is a licensed social worker and K-12 special education teacher. Beverly earned her bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in counseling with a minor in special education, and her master’s degree in social work from Norfolk State University.

Beverly works with each division in small group settings and students also have the opportunity to meet with her individually.  Students can request to meet with Beverly or they can be referred by a parent, teacher, an administrator or the school nurse.

Parents/guardians are invited to contact Beverly at bgill@cba-va.org if interested in discussing your child's personal/social goals or if the family has an additional need for support.