Welcome Challengers! My name is Brian Emejuru and I am thrilled to be your new School Counselor here at McAuliffe Elementary School. I was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, however my family is from Nigeria. I have my undergraduate degree in Psychology and minor in special education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Go Rams! My graduate degree is in School Counseling from Norfolk State University. I enjoy sports, spending time with friends and family, fitness and watching my Pittsburgh Steelers win football games! I also enjoy coaching sports as well as I was a football and basketball coach back in Virginia Beach. I work with students individually, in groups, and in their classrooms on a regular basis. My lessons are designed to foster the social skills that ensure academic and interpersonal success; helping students develop empathy for one another, work cooperatively, teach responsibility and accountability, manage difficult emotional states, resolve conflict peacefully, and persevere when faced with challenges all while in a safe learning environment! This year’s school theme is “Dreamcatchers.” As a former coach, I am big on teamwork and I wholeheartedly believe that with the appropriate amount of collaboration we can assist in making all students dreams come true. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK!
I am looking forward getting to know and working with all parents, students, teachers and faculty this coming school year.