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School Counseling

Our Counselor

Hi my name is Maria Bediako and I am the School Counselor! I grew up here in Chesterfield county and I am happy to call this area my home! I graduated from Liberty University with my M.Ed and School Counseling.  I am excited to be here at Crestwood, where our students prove to be caring, responsible, engaged in their learning and trustworthy. As a counselor, it is my focus everyday to be an advocate and a resource to our students; approaching them them as a whole child with their individual thoughts, feelings, strengths and weakness and so much more. Outside of school, I love to cook, do aerial yoga, visit the Farmers Market,, spend lots of time with my dog, Jonas and travel for new experiences as much as I can.


You can find me at school between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday.

Feel free to reach out to me at 804-560-2710 x4118 or by email at maria_bediako@ccpset.net.


Counseling programs:

The Counseling department at Crestwood coordinates the following programs throughout the year...


-5th grade helpers: safety patrol, green team, book experts, birthday book squad, student ambassadors and Crest Fest helpers


-Peaceful School Bus: This program works with bus drivers and students to work towards an enjoyable ride to and from school


-Career Day/Career exploration events: Students learn about and explore the wide variety of exciting opportunities that await them after they finish school

 

We now have a Family/Community Outreach worker who oversees family support programs such as: Backpacks of Love, Holiday assistance, Christmas mother, Watch Dog Dad’s and other community resources.

 

If you feel your family is in need of any of these supports you can reach out to Sandy White at sandrae_white@ccpsnet.net.