School Counselor

Kat Seaford
757.648.3640 ext. 83652
8:10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


If you are a student and would like to make an appointment to meet with Ms. Arandela, click here.

 The mission of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools School Counseling Program is to partner with parents, community, faculty and staff to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students, thus preparing them with the knowledge and skills to be productive members of society.

School Counseling Program Goals

The school counseling program for Virginia Beach Public Schools is based on the following student goals:

  • School success skills
  • Career awareness and educational planning
  • An understanding of self and others
  • An understanding of attitudes and behaviors
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Community pride and involvement

What does Ms. Arandela do at our school?

The School Counseling Program provides:

  • Classroom Lessons
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling (short-term)
  • Lunch Bunch
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consulatation with school staff and parents/guardians
  • Referral assistance to community services

"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful and that will be my life." --Elsie de Wolfe

How do parents schedule a conference?

To schedule a conference with your child’s counselor please call 757-648-3640 ext. 83652 to set up an appointment.

Guidance Advisory Council

Virginia Beach City School Board Regulation 7-29.1 requires a Guidance Advisory Council at each school. At ROFO, this is included as part of the Principal’s Advisory Council. This council functions as a communication link between the various groups that counselors serve: students, parents/guardians, educators, business, and the community at large.

The School Counseling Program is comprehensive in nature and strives to meet students' academic, personal/social, and career needs. School Counseling is not designed to replace clinical counseling services, but it is a useful addition.