The Lincoln Counselors promote learning and personal growth by offering a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and an accessible student centered counseling program for members of the Lincoln community.

Lincoln Counseling Beliefs

The Lincoln comprehensive counseling program:

  • Compliments and enhances the school program
  • Should be available to all students and Lincoln community members
  • Addresses academic, career, personal/social needs of all students

The counselors at Lincoln believe that all students:

  • Should feel safe , supported, and accepted
  • Contribute to the school community
  • Develop the ability to produce solutions to their own problems
  • Are capable of change & growth

All Lincoln counselors:

  • Are student focused
  • Work as a professional learning community
  • Are available to collaborate with students, parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Should have access to current resources & Professional Development
  • Participate in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating the comprehensive school counseling program using the ASCA National Model




Meet Your Counselor

I’m excited to be your new elementary school counselor.  Believe it or not, I was the elementary school counselor at Lincoln back in the 90’s.  As you can see, I have been learning at Lincoln for many years.  After working in the counseling office, I moved with my family to Northern Virginia and worked in the Fairfax County Public School System in the areas of special education and ELL.  When I returned to Argentina I took up the position of Learning Center Coordinator at Lincoln.

I’m originally from Ohio, where I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Master’s Degree in Special Education and completed counseling courses for certification at the Ohio State University.  More recently I have graduated from the Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina) with a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration and from the Counselor’s Training Center (USA) with a certificate in International School Counseling.

Outside of school I enjoy practicing yoga, swimming and taking long walks.  I love reading and talking to others about books.  I’m married to Eduardo and we have two daughters, Amanda and Amy, who are graduates of Lincoln.

I have learned that each school year and each child is unique.  I look forward to this school year and getting to know elementary school students and parents.  Please stop by the Elementary Counseling Office (Room #507) to say hello or have a chat.  


Laurie Forrester

Email: laurie.forrester@lincoln.edu.ar