Graduate Students

VP: Elizabeth Ridley

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Ridley and I am the Student VP.

I became a school counselor, because of a community mentorship program that I participated in a few years ago while I was working as a Sales and Marketing Representative for a national home builder. During my time as a mentor, I discovered my true passion and realized I was called to become a school counselor. Since then, I returned to my Alma mater, James Madison University to complete my degree. So, as you can imagine, I bleed purple and gold! In my free time, you can find me cheering on the Dukes at football games, playing golf, traveling, and spending time outside with my husband, friends, and family! Currently, I work as an elementary school counselor. 


Graduate Student Award Winners!!!

Congratulations to the following students!

George Mason University
  Erika Davis
George Washington University - VA
  Steven Myers
George Washington University - DC
  Tamara Schwartz
James Madison University
  Elizabeth Cranford
Longwood University
  Susanne Hayes
Lynchburg University
  Katherine Baker
Marymount University
  Susan Waring
Old Dominion University
  Brittany Cambridge
Regent University
  Jennifer Jenkins
University of Virginia
  Christina Koch
Virginia Commonwealth University
  Courtney Cornejo
Virginia Tech University - No. VA
  Leonore Gallucci


Mentorship
Interested in working with a school counseling mentor, someone who has extensive experience in the field and can provide support as you embark on your new career? Mentors can provide networking support to find a job, including contacts in the field, interviewing tips, and resume help, plus provide curriculum resources, strategies and techniques for working with students, an opportunity for social rejuvenation and so much more!

If you are interested in being a part of VSCA’s new School Counselor Mentorship Initiative, email Elizabeth Ridley for more information and to be paired with a mentor in your area. Apply now.