SCHOOL COUNSELOR: MAGGIE WILSON
Ms. Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Earlham College, her Master’s in Education from UC Santa Barbara, Gevirtz School of Education, and her Master of Science in School Counseling from National University. She worked as a teacher and counselor in southern California for 10 years before moving to Virginia in 2014. She worked as a school counselor in Charlottesville for 6 years. As a part of the CATEC team, Ms. Wilson serves as a liaison between students’ base schools and CATEC. She is the Student Support Team Coordinator and provides Social Emotional Learning lessons for students as well as individual academic, personal, and social/emotional counseling.
ESOL FAMILY ENGAGEMENT & STUDENT SUPPORT LIAISON: PAOLA POTTS
Mrs. Potts has been an advocate for English Learners and their families for over 15 years. An immigrant herself, Mrs. Potts brings personal experience and a unique passion to her work in education and social services at both the federal and state level. Her experience includes advocacy for military families and special needs children, children’s rights and cultural diversity.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR: AMANDA JAY
Mrs. Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech and a Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia. She began her teaching career in 2005 as an English teacher in Northern Virginia. She joined CATEC’s faculty as an English instructor in 2010 and transitioned to become the school’s Career Development Specialist in 2016. She now develops and teaches career and workplace skills to all CATEC students, collaborating with trade instructors, helping prepare students for entrance into the workforce.
CAREER & COUNSELING CENTER
CATEC offers student support and counseling to families as they transition into CATEC programs. Working as a liaison between base schools, students, and families, our school counseling provides mental, emotional, and academic support.
MS. WILSON'S VIRTUAL OFFICE AND RESOURCES
Click here to visit the virtual office. Most icons you click on will link you to resources.
We all need a break some time and finding healthy outlets to relieve stress is important. The Calming Room has many different links for you to look at from meditation and yoga to making your own ambient noise soundtrack for relaxation.
APPOINTMENT REQUEST FORM
If you would like to meet with Ms. Wilson, fill out this form and she will set up a zoom meeting with you.
ESOL FAMILY ENGAGEMENT & STUDENT SUPPORT
Mrs. Potts provides support to English-as-a-second-language families. She helps with academic support, provides assistance with translation and documents, and works as a liaison between families and schools.
This link provides a translated version of CATEC's Student/Parent Handbook.
This link provides a translated version of CATEC's Student Accident Insurance Information.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND WORKPLACE READINESS
Embedded in every trade class, CATEC’s unique Career Development and Workplace Readiness program offers opportunities for students to link their technical skills to their emerging professional skills. Career Development lessons push students to develop personal branding strategies to market themselves as they prepare to enter the workforce. Students develop strategies for launching their careers by creating individualized portfolios that include personal marketing material such as industry-specific resumes and job interview preparation. Students graduate from CATEC having had at least one job interview experience. Workplaces readiness lesson plans are embedded into trade classes, navigating students through valuable soft skills training. Using the Virginia Department of Education’s 21st Century Workplace Readiness Skills for Commonwealth as a guide, students work through lessons that explicitly teach soft skills such as work ethic, integrity, teamwork, and writing and speaking skills. Visit CATEC's Career Development Website for more information.