School Counselor

Overview:  Our School Counselor is Mr. Andrew Raab. He came to Saint Bernadette in 2017 and has been working as a school counselor in the Diocese since 2000. He holds a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Marymount University.


Mr. Andrew Raab

Phone: 703-451-8576)

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kidsingroup clipartMission: To work with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community to help our students succeed in school and prepare them for a meaningful and productive living.

family clipartWhat does a School Counselor Do?

  • Individual Counseling: Helping students with any obstacle that keeps them from being or doing their best. 
  • Classroom Lessons: Helping all students succeed academically and socially. Grades K-5 are visited at least once a month with a focus on areas such as friendship, character education, and career exploration.
  • Small Group Work: Helping groups of students with particular needs in a larger setting, typically for a more extended period of time as needed.
  • Consultation: With parents, teachers, or administrators in discussing the challenges students or families may have that would be interfering with a student's academic or social achievement.