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    Mrs. McGrath  

                 
     
                      Meet the School Counselor:
                      Laura McGrath                       .
                      lmcgrath@gvsd.org              
                      610-889-1978 x 61109
                  
     

               Hello!   Thank you for visiting my website and welcome.  As you may already know, General Wayne Elementary School is a fantastic place to be and it has been my pleasure to be a part of this community as school counselor since 2005.  My educational experience includes a Master’s in Educational Counseling  from West Chester University and Law Degree from Villanova (the law degree came first...life is indeed a journey!).   While my school counseling certification is for grades K-12, working with elementary students, their teachers and their families is where my heart is.  Prior to working in schools, I worked as a mobile therapist and behavior specialist in homes with children and families.    

               Along with this professional experience, my personal experience as a mother of four children (all Great Valley graduates) emphasizes the importance of family and makes working with GWES families relatable and rewarding.  Parenting is a large umbrella of responsibliity which can feel overwhelming at times and my goal is to ensure our families feel supported during their elementary school experience.   

             As the school counselor, I enjoy supporting the social, emotional, and behavioral well-beling of all of our students so that they can best access their learning style and have a successfull outcome at school.   I look forward to knowing and supporting all of the students at GWES!   If we have not met, please feel free to stop by the office and say "hello".