Karla Chustz

School Counselor, MS

Dream, Legacy (Last names A-K), and Wolves teams

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My name is Karla Chustz and I will be working with the Legacy (student last names A-K only), Dream, and Wolves Team.  This is my fourth year as a counselor and my second year here at Rachel Carson. Before I came to Carson, I was a high school counselor and, previously, a math teacher for 15 years. My husband retired from the Air Force and we settled here in Virginia. We have two sons who live in San Francisco and Chicago, and one of the things that I love to do is visit them. I am originally from outside of Cleveland OH... and yes, I am a secret Browns fan.  I earned my undergraduate degree at Hampton University, an MBA at Case Western Reserve University, and M.Ed. at George Mason University.  I switched careers from software developer to educator and have loved every year as a teacher and counselor. I enjoy working with and supporting students. There's nothing better than watching children grow into responsible and empathetic young adults. My favorite things to do are to go on long walks, practice Yoga and Pilates, travel, and try new foods.  I am very excited to work with you, helping your students become their best selves.

My door is always open, so please feel free to contact me using the form below with any questions or concerns.

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