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      Mechanicsville, VA 23116
      Tel:  804.723-3560
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Meet the Counselors

Mrs. Stephanie Merrick


Mrs. Merrick is the full-time counselor at Cool Spring. She will be serving students in all grades through classroom guidance, small groups and individual counseling. Mrs. Merrick has 16 years of experience in education and counseling. She has a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and a M.Ed. in counselor education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is excited to be at Cool Spring working with your children this year.  Mrs. Merrick may be reached by email at smerrick@hcps.us


Mrs. Ami Balderson

Mrs. Balderson will serve Cool Spring as the part-time counselor. She will be at school every Tuesday and will also be working with students in all grade levels. Mrs. Balderson graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. Ed. in Counselor Education. This is her 5th year as a part time school counselor in Hanover County.  Mrs. Balderson may be reached by email at abalderson@hcps.us.


 Our Mission:  Hanover County School Counselors provide all students educational services, in collaboration with parents, school and the community, that foster
                       academic, career and social/emotional growth toward lifelong success and effective, responsible citizenship for a diverse and changing world.