Welcome to Buffalo Trail! My name is Nayeli Garcia Selvaraj and I am Buffalo Trail's Guidance Counselor for 2nd-5th grade. I am here to help you experience a fantastic school year.
Here's a little bit about me. I received my master's degree in school counseling from the University of Maryland and worked as a guidance counselor in Maryland for several years before moving to Loudoun County in 2004. I have worked at Seneca Ridge and Stone Hill Middle Schools. I believe that the elementary years are incredibly important in terms of academic, social, and personal development, and I'm thrilled to have the chance to be a part of our students' lives.
When I'm not at Buffalo Trail, I love spending time with my family. I have a daughter who attends Buffalo Trail and a three-year-old son.
Students see me in their classrooms about twice a month, where they learn about various important subjects, such as cooperation, goal-setting, and conflict resolution. Students also have the opportunity to meet in groups during lunch time. Parent permission is required, and the permission form is posted on my page. Some groups that we may have this year are friendship, study skills, and changing families. Finally, students can meet with me individually for a variety of reasons. They can let their teacher know or they can fill out a form and drop it off in the envelope on my door.
During the school year, please do not hesitate to call or email me. Our school's phone number is 703-722-2780 and my email is Nayeli.GarciaSelvaraj@lcps.org. I am here to support our wonderful students and families.