School Counseling


Stephanie Moehlenkamp , Supervisor of School Counseling (434)946-9386 ext. 9562


The mission of Amherst County Public Schools' Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to provide academic, career and personal/social support for ALL students. ACPS Professional School Counselors will implement a comprehensive program in every school and assume shared responsibility for providing a safe and nurturing environment for all students to grow and develop.


A Comprehensive School Counseling Program exists in Amherst County Public Schools to ensure all students become successful, confident individuals. School Counselors are educational leaders; professional student advocates whose duties are focused on the overall delivery of the total program through school counseling core curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and advocacy.




Amherst County Public Schools employ fourteen school counselors to serve the needs of approximately 4,000 students in Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. School counselors address academic, career, social and emotional needs of all students in the school division. To contact your child's school counselor, please access your school's website or see the list below.


ACPS School Counselors:

 Laura Casler, Head of School Counseling and the Future Center, Amherst County High School

John Apperson, Amherst County High School (Students A-C)

Lesley Clark, Amherst County High School (Students K-Ro)

Patricia Meade, Amherst County High School (Students D-J)

Kimberly Thomas, Amherst County High School (Students Ru-Z)

Amanda Stanbery, Amherst Education Center

Kristin Maddox, Amherst Middle School

Kim Goins, Monelison Middle School

Leslie Mwinnyaa, Monelison Middle School 

Rachel Baker, Amelon Elementary School

Stephanie Eckenrode, Amherst Elementary School

Lauren Kershner, Central Elementary School

Paige Breeden, Elon Elementary School

Jessica Baker, Madison Heights Elementary School

Heidi Curd, Temperance Elementary School


For Records Requests, please contact:

Teresa Dix at (434)946-2815 or LaTonya Lee at (434)528-6494

Records Request Form



GED is a program for adults seeking to obtain a high school credential. Classes are provided for adults wanting to improve their academic and literacy skills. Students enrolled in the program will be given the opportunity to learn skills that will prepare them for the GED test and also skills that will help them in the workforce.

GED Information on VDOE