Counseling || Consejeros

The School Counseling Program at Claremont Immersion is designed to promote school success for all students. The phone number for the Counselor’s Office is 703-228-2506. 


Tanipa ThomasTanipa Thomas, School Counselor

My name is Tanipa Thomas, school counselor from New York City. I obtained my Bachelors, 2004 and Masters degree, 2014 from Virginia State University “GO TROJANS”. After several years of working with non-profits that assisted students and families I knew my career should consist of me being a supportive link in children’s academic, behavior, and social growth at the school level.  Becoming a school counselor has been the best decision of my life and I am so excited to share my experiences while also learning so much from Claremont’s amazing faculty.

My favorite colors are orange/blue and I have a twin sister who serves in the armed forces. In my spare time I love traveling and spending quality time with my family and friends.

HancockCindy Hancock, School Counselor

Hola! I’m Cindy Hancock, fulltime school counselor. I’m so EXCITED to join the Claremont family. I have 18 years school counseling experience. 14 in Arlington County – middle and high school and 4 in Prince William County – elementary school. Feels great being back home in Arlington. I earned my Bachelor of Arts – Spanish & Dance from the University of Mary Washington and my Master’s Degree in school counseling from Trinity University.

Along with my passion for working and helping students and families, I’m a dancer! I teach Zumba and many other dance styles. I’m also a licensed real estate agent.

I look forward to meeting and working with all our students and families.