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    School CounselorsASCA NJSCA
    School counselors have Master's Degrees and are professionally trained in the three domains of school counseling: academic success, career readiness, and social/emotional development. Click here for the American School Counselor Association description of the elementary school counselor. Under Multi-Tiered System of Supports, direct counseling services include: school-wide activities, classroom lessons, individual planning or counseling, group counseling sessions, referral to resources.
    School Counselor Assignments 
    In our elementary schools, students are grouped by grade levels and assigned to dedicated school counselor. To ensure consistent support, we do not honor counselor change requests from students or parents. Please contact your counselor anytime for assistance.   

    Department Vision/Mission
    The District School Counseling Department is Building Better People by helping all students achieve school success and plan for their future.


    All About Our School Counselors! 

Phone: 856-589-7459 Ext. 4004


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Social Work - Rutgers University MA, Social Work - Rutgers University Certification: School Counselor

Mrs. Larissa Fanning, School Counselor

As the school counselor, Mrs. Fanning's role is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program for Hurffville School.  This involves helping all students to learn social-emotional skills designed to help students reach their full academic potential.  Mrs. Fanning teaches lessons in the classroom throughout the year and provides short-term small groups and/or individual counseling.  She also serves as the 504 Coordinator, Home Instruction coordinator, coordinates our Hurffville Huskies Awards which recognize students who exemplify good character, in addition to various other responsibilities. 

Mrs. Fanning is a Certified Elementary School Counselor who obtained her undergraduate and master degrees in Social Work from Rutgers, The State University in Livingston NJ, and her Certification for Elementary School Counseling from Eastern University.  Her education included internships as a domestic violence counselor and sexual assault therapist.  Upon graduating, she served as an outpatient psychotherapist at a community mental health center, a therapist and supervisor of a residential home for at-risk adolescents, a non-child study team school social worker and then a school counselor for children attending school in one of New Jersey's more economically disadvantaged municipalities, prior to joining Washington Township Public Schools as the School Counselor for Hurffville School in 2012.  School Counseling is her dream job and she looks forward to continuing in this role here at Hurffville.   

Appointments: Email

Phone: 856-589-8441 Ext. 4149


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Psychology - University of Valley Forge MA, Counseling in Educational Settings - Rowan University Certification: School Counselor Activities: Anti-Bullying Specialist

Mrs. Erika Davis, School Counselor/Traveling Interventionist

Mrs. Davis is on leave for the 2023-2024 school year and Noelle Mathews nmathews@wtps.org is the Long-Term Substitute School Counselor/Traveling Interventionist.

This is my first year as a school counselor! I had the pleasure of interning at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School twice, during both my degree programs. I have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Valley Forge and a Master’s Degree in Counseling in the Educational Setting from Rowan University. My passion lies in social emotional learning to all grade levels and providing students a voice from an early age.

I am looking forward to joining the Washington Township elementary counseling team and collaborating with parents, teachers, students, and staff at the schools where I will be working. I am excited about an awesome year with you and your child!

Click here to learn more about Mrs. Davis

Appointments: Email