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School Counseling

Learn about our counselor services and our school counselor!

Character Counts

Lyles-Crouch is a National School of Character and is committed to developing good minds and good hearts. We focus on The Six Pillars of Character:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship

Students learn about these pillars through dedicated classroom lessons from the counselor, school-wide events and assemblies, and from their classroom teacher.

ROARS Community Service Program

At LCTA, we promote good citizenship and applying the pillars of character in our community. Each month we suggest community service activities and collect picture forms and calendars from students to see how we are making a positive impact in our community.

Lyles-Crouch School Counselor

Sarah Bustard is the school counselor at Lyles-Crouch. Prior to working at Lyles-Crouch, Mrs. Bustard was a school counselor for six years in Washington, D.C. serving students in grades pre-k through 8. Mrs. Bustard received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from James Madison University and a Master’s degree in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University. Mrs. Bustard visits all classrooms to provide lessons based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National model that promotes social skills, academic habits, and career exploration. Mrs. Bustard also helps lead PBIS programming, is the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program designee, coaches Girls on the Run, facilitates the Community Service Learning program, is the 504 plan coordinator, and provides responsive services to small groups and individual students.

When not at Lyles-Crouch, Mrs. Bustard can be found running around Alexandria or visiting local parks with her two young children. Please stop by the front lobby at arrival or dismissal to say hello to Mrs. Bustard.


ACPS School Counseling Services

Visit the ACPS website to learn more about the school counseling services available through ACPS.