Welcome to Buckland Mills Elementary School Counseling Department!

Mrs. Bauer - Grades 1,3,5

Ms. Scott - Grades K,2,4

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns: 

Email Mrs. Bauer
Email Miss Scott

 Mrs. Bauer and Ms. Scott provide individual counseling, group counseling, and classroom lessons!

We are happy to help all students with their social/emotional, academic, personal, and career needs!


Mission Statement

    The Buckland Mills Counseling Program promotes the academic, personal/social and career/interest development of our school community. Every child succeeds and grows to their potential as a lifelong learner, critical and compassionate thinker, and responsible citizen of the country and world.


     The Buckland Mills Elementary School Counseling Department vision is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that provides equal access to all students because every child matters and every minute counts. This program serves as an integral piece of the students overall educational experience to promote life-long learners, critical and compassionate thinkers, and responsible citizens of the country and the world.



Professional School Counselors at Buckland Mills Elementary School believe:

  • All students are unique and worthy of dignity and respect
  • Every student is capable.
  • It takes a village! In order for all students to succeed, the school counseling program must work collaboratively with professionals within and outside of the Buckland Mills community.
  • All students have to right to feel safe in their learning environment.
  • In order to succeed, a student’s most basic needs must be met. If that is not the case, the school counselor will assist that child to obtain what they need.
  • Every student is entitled to an environment where their individuality is appreciated and encouraged within the framework of a classroom setting.
  • Not all students demonstrate their ability strictly through academics. Additional programs should be in place to recognize the whole student.
  • We are advocates for the teacher, student and parents of the Buckland Mills community.
  • Sometimes, the school setting may be the only place a child’s needs are met. 

Emotional Support Available for Students

PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school. If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail tostudentsupportservices@pwcs.edu. A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability. This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day. If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:


 Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline)1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741  

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline 703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board 703.792.7800


Meet the School Counselors!

Mrs. Bauer

 Hi! My name is Mrs. Bauer and I have been a school counselor for sixteen years. Fourteen of those years have been at Buckland Mills Elementary School. I live in Warrenton, Virginia with my husband, two children, and two dogs. I enjoy playing golf and anything outdoors on a beautiful day!

Ms. Scott

Hi! My name is Ms. Scott and this is my third year as a school counselor. I am originally from Southwestern Pennsylvania and recently moved to Prince William County, Virginia. Outside of school, I enjoy teaching dance classes at Lyrique Dance, and playing with my Golden Retriever, Penny!