M-NES School Counseling

Meet the Counselors !

As your school counselors, we focus primarily on:

  • Classroom Lessons

  • Individual, Brief, Solution Focused Counseling

  • Group Counseling

  • Guardian Communications

  • Offering a bridge to out of school resources

  • Schoolwide programming

Erika Funkhouser M.A

540-967-1347 ex. 6060


I will be primarily serving PK (Rackley and Robinson) 1st grade, 3rd grade, & 5th grade. Autism (Staples and Ernharth)

This is my 6th year as an Elementary School Counselor. I've previously worked with children and adults in the mental health system.

I want students at MNES to successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, and productive 21st century leaders who respect themselves and others. I take a whole-child approach to teach social skills, emotional regulation, and anxiety management using mindfulness, expressive art play. relaxation skills, and yoga to name a few. Please don't hesitate to reach out with your concerns or questions!

Ashlie Woodward M.S.

540-967-1347 extension 6065


I will be primarily serving PK (Wagner), Autism (Dibble & West), Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade.

I am so excited to return to the Fox Family this year! This will be my fifteenth year in education, and my tenth year as an elementary school counselor. I have also taught preschool, kindergarten and fifth grades. My passion is children, and I'm a huge advocate for building social and emotional skills through art and play.

My goal is to support a feeling of safety and security for all M-NES students as they grow and develop into dynamic, resilient, lifelong leaders and learners.