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