I am beginning my 15th year as a School Counselor. This will be my first year at Benton Middle School. Previously I have worked at Pennington Traditional School and have prior experience at the Middle School and Elementary school levels. I am excited to be at Benton  and work with our students and families. 

Ms. Michelle Atkins
Alpha A-D


What do I do?
Individual sessions 
Small groups
Classroom guidance lessons
Suicide Screenings
504 Case Manager
IT Case Manager
Support SPED and ELL
Student Schedules
Parent/Teacher Conferences


Small Group Counseling

The School Counseling Department at Benton Middle School focusses on helping our students succeed both academically and interpersonally. To do this, we often work with small groups of students. Small groups are a great way for students to meet with others their own age to share and discuss common concerns.

We offer small groups in a variety of topics. If you are interested in your student joining a small group use the link to the form below.

Small group referral form


PWCS Student Services

The Prince William County Schools Student Services Department envisions all students achieving success. Students in Prince William County Schools will develop social-emotional, academic, and career readiness skills to become healthy, life-long learners. 

PWCS offers a variety of services and resources


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