Ms. Anh is from Hanoi, Vietnam. She has a BS in Psychology from Hanoi National University and over three years of experience in school psychology, including the development of school-wide prevention and intervention programs and school guidance counseling.

“You are special. You’re special to me. There’s only one in this wonderful world.”Fred Rogers

What drew you to education?

I come from a family of educators. My mother is a kindergarten teacher with 25 years of experience and is always seeking innovative methods for her teaching. My father works in the developmental field and his job is to facilitate classes that teach skills to disadvantaged students. What they have in common is extreme compassion and kindness.

What do students gain from your Guidance Classes?

In guidance classes, our students are taught social emotional skills and other skills that are required to become independent, successful,  healthy and happy learners. My job is to ensure our students understand the importance of their own wellbeing. Besides knowing how to take care of themselves, I want our students to also know how to seek help when they need it.

How do Guidance Lessons tie in with School Counseling?

Because our class size is small, our lessons feel like group sessions more than a “lesson,” which enables me to zone in and spend more time with each student. This allows me to get to know all of our students and identify early on if they need additional guidance or support. 

Ms. Anh Vu

School Counselor

What inspires you about working as a Guidance Counselor at St. Mary’s?

I want to ensure our students know that it is okay to make mistakes, that there is always room to grow, and that no matter what happens there will always be someone who cares about them. 

If you could only choose to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, I would drink bubble tea every single day. (Pearl Milk Tea, 0% sugar, 50% ice, extra tapioca pearls).

We’re so glad to have Hong Anh as a part of our team here at St. Mary’s!

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