ENTERPRISE ELEMENTARY COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

   

Hello Enterprise Community,

I am thrilled to be your new counselor at this amazing school! Originally from Syracuse, NY, I received my BA in Education from Roanoke College, and my Master's Degree in school counseling degree from Liberty University.  I was an elementary classroom teacher for 14 years in PWCS before becoming a counselor, and feel honored to have been in this role for the past 9 years. 

I believe that the quality and level of connection in our relationships with children is most often the best predictor of how well we are able to support them.  I see my role as helping students create solutions to their problems. My counseling approach is to work with students to identify their challenges, and explore possible ways  to resolve them.  It is strength focused and recognizes each child’s autonomy.

 

I am the proud mom of three daughters, and spend most of my free time cheering them on at their soccer games. I also enjoy reading, taking pictures, and researching my family’s ancestry.  The Hecker household looking forward to some very exciting days ahead with the addition of our new puppy, Clementine, in September. 

 

Please always reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. I am happy to support your children in any way I can.


Whitney Hecker, M.Ed
Enterprise School Counselor 
703-590-1558
Heckerwa@pwcs.edu





Enterprise Counseling Mission Statement:

The mission of the Enterprise Elementary Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students in a safe and nurturing environment. The Counseling Department is committed to partnering with stakeholders to provide evidence-based supports to empower student growth and build skills for life-long learning. 

School Counseling Vision:

The students at Enterprise Elementary School are healthy and responsible individuals that are excited to learn and grow together. As globally competitive 21st Century leaders, they are empowered to continue to be life-long learners. All students at Enterprise participate in a rigorous curriculum that encourages innovation, risk-taking, excitement for learning, and personal growth in a trusting partnership. Our comprehensive school counseling program supports all students and fosters partnerships between students, staff, families, and community members in order to eliminate the achievement gap and equip all students to achieve their full potential. 

 

The school counselors at Enterprise Elementary School believe:

  • All students can learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • All students have unique strengths.
  • We must work to actively engage children, families, and community members, and fully develop them as partners in the educational experience. 
  • Curriculum and instructional techniques must be differentiated to meet the needs of all students.
  • All students have the right to participate in a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate school counseling program delivered by a licensed school counselor.

 



Social Emotional Resource Team Referral 
 https://forms.office.com/r/B4yRU0mLfF


   

If a student is ever in an emergency situation, please call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

Emergency Resources:
ACTS Helpline 
703.368.4141
1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour) 
1.800.784.2433
Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour) 
741741 
PWC Child Protective Services Hotline 
703.792.4200
PWC Community Services Board 
703.792.4900