The mission of the Arlington Career Center is to help students to realize their potential in a changing technological society. The program develops within students the skills, knowledge and attitudes which will encourage them to become lifelong learners. A collaborative learning environment promotes individual growth and builds upon students’ strengths and abilities.
Lisa Styles is the full-time Professional School Counselor at the Arlington Career Center. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ms. Styles earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Connecticut, and a Master’s degree in Education in School Counseling from George Mason University. Ms. Styles has worked in Arlington Public School System (APS) as a Social Worker, and School Counselor for 19 years.
Prior to coming to APS, Ms. Styles worked at The University of Hartford coordinating youth programs for the University and for the Hartford Public School System. The programs continue to thrive.
Ms. Styles currently collaborates with the home school counselors to ensure the best service possible for each Career Center student. The school counseling program operates under The American School School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model: A Framework for school counseling programs. Ms. Styles enjoys working with young people and helping them reach their academic, personal, social and career goals.
We are also pleased to have on board Mrs. Siobhan Bowler, part-time Substance Abuse Counselor, at the Career Center. Mrs. Bowler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cedar Crest College, a Master's Certification in Counseling from Arizona State University. She is a Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor by the NAADAC Certification Commission. Mrs. Bowler is also a facilitator for the Second Chance Substance Abuse Education Program sponsored by the Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic.