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James G. Brumfield
School Counseling Pages
Welcome to the Brumfield School Counseling Page! The counseling office is open to all students and parents.
As your Professional School Counselor:
I see all students through monthly visits to the classrooms for classroom lessons.
I see children individually
either at their request or the request of the parent or teacher.
I see children in the small group counseling setting.
Assist in providing resources that will help children be successful.
It is my position to challenge systems that inhibit student success.
Fauquier County Public Schools Elementary Professional School Counselors observe three goals established by the American School Counseling Association for our students. Those goals that are developed are called "The Successes of the Students".
The successes are academic, personal/social, and transitional/careers and establishing their own goals.
I am also available to assist students by offering assistance in crisis situations, connecting students and families with therapeutic and other services in the community, assisting students with emotional occurrences, leading group counseling sessions, and assisting with our Effective Schoolwide Discipline team.
The services provided are designed to best help our students see success early and often!
My counseling services are confidential, and are available for whenever or whatever your child[ren] need to discuss. I am also a resource for parents if you have questions about anything, like how to help your child become organized, sibling rivalries, what to do about bullies? For any student-related issues. I am here to help. You can contact me via e-mail, the main office, or
you can reach me at school at (540) 422-7537 to schedule a conference.
I am Gary Lowe, I am originally from Alexandria, Virginia, just south of Washington, D.C. I loved being home so much, I decided to stay close to home and ultimately received both of my degrees from George Mason University. I completed my Master's of Education Degree in May of 2010, but have been working with children since 1998. My wife, two daughters, and I live in Culpeper, and have found a new home at JGB.
I have professional interests in play therapy, bullying, cognitive-behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, Effective Schoolwide Discipline, being a good helper and Spotty, The Brumfield Giraffe!
What is the deal with those Warm Fuzzies?!
Warm Fuzzies are little poms that I share with the students and I say to them that they represent a hug, a pat on the back, a smile or a kind word. When people are sick, hurt, or someone may need a friend; handing out a warm fuzzy can pick someone's day up.