Counselor Corner


Professional School Counselor

Mrs. Kristin Minkoff

(757) 850-5081


My name is Kristin Minkoff and I am the full-time school counselor here at Phillips Elementary School. This is my fifth year here at Phillips, and my twelfth year as a school counselor. I can’t wait to meet our new falcons and welcome back our returning falcons. As far as my educational background is concerned, I received my Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from The University of Mary Washington and my Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.

I'm looking forward to an awesome year with our students, staff, and families. I will be delivering at least 17 classroom guidance lessons to all classes, K-5 this year. The lessons will focus on academic, career, character education, and personal/social developmental needs common to all children. I also provide small group counseling services and individual counseling services to students in grades K-5. Parental permission is required for small group and consecutive individual counseling services. Furthermore, I also consult with teachers, administration, staff, and parents/guardians regarding helpful strategies for improving academic, behavioral, and/or social difficulties that students may be experiencing. If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact me at (757) 850-5081 or at