• Greetings, and welcome to Skyview, my name is Beth VanBuren.  I am happy to continue to serve as the school counselor to the students enrolled as fifth graders during the 2018-2019 school year.  I came to the Methacton School District for the start of the September 2002 school year.  Prior to joining the district I was an elementary counselor in Chester County and a special education teacher in Massachusetts.
    I grew up in Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Earned my Bachelor Degree from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York with studies in the areas of sociology, psychology and child/ family development.  After completion of college I enrolled at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts and earned a Master of Science in Applied Psychology with a concentration in School Counseling.
    It brings me great pleasure and pride to be working as a school counselor.  I actually had goals of becoming a school counselor that go back to my early days of school.  As a young child, I remember the positive impact my elementary school counselor had on me.  Further, my eighth grade yearbook actually predicted that I would grow up to one day be a school counselor.
    My professional life is balanced by my first loves as a wife and mother.  My husband is an educator as well and has been since he graduated from college.  Our two daughters bring us great joy.  Becoming a parent has been the best thing in the world for me.  My role as a mother has helped me learn to become a better person both personally and professionally.  I believe that I have developed a greater understanding and compassion for the challenges that children and their parents encounter each day. 
    I have also recently pursued a health and wellness goal.  Since fall of 2011 I have been running in local runs and half marathons in Philadelphia.  I encourage others to find ways for personal improvement and wellness. 
    I look forward to another great school year at Skyview with our fantastic school community.  Let's soar HAWKS!
Last Modified on September 24, 2018