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My name is Elizabeth (Liz) Herlinger and I am the school counselor at J. C. Parks Elementary School. I graduated from Frostburg State University. I received both my Bachelor’s in Psychology, and my Master of Education in School Counseling at FSU. J.C. Parks has been my home since 2016, and I am happy to be back for another year. When I am not a counselor, I am portraying different time periods as a historical reenactor. I am eager to work with my students again, and I am looking forward to another great year!

Do you know about our Character Education Program?

It is our goal here at J. C. Parks to not create a good character education program but rather to create a culture of good character.  Our motto here is to teach our students the three R’s … to be respectful, responsible and ready to learn which gives them the power of excellence! The Core Essentials Character Education Program fits nicely into this effort because each of the traits is an example of one or more of the R’s.  We incorporate the core values into everything we do and our entire staff is involved in this effort. One value is taught each month!

October –Courage– Being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid
November –Honor– Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are
December –Joy– Finding a way to be happy even when things don’t go your way
January –Knowledge– Learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do
February –Creativity– Using your imagination to do something unique
March –Forgiveness– Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay
April –Humility– Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve
May –Determination– Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started


The Charles County Public School System is committed to providing an environment that is free of harassment / bullying where students and adults can work and learn.  Classroom guidance lessons on bullying/harassment are taught each year.  The definition, the consequences, the effects and response behaviors are discussed.

Parents are encouraged to have a dialogue with their child(ren) about bullying/harassment.  Don't hesitate to call if there are questions or concerns.

Tri-County Counseling

Our school is lucky enough not to only have our school counselor in the building, but we also have a licensed counselor from Tri-County Counseling named Mrs. Felicia Fewell. She will be working with students that need more in-depth counseling than what Mrs. Herlinger can give. Any student can be referred for any reason (ex. Grief, depression, etc.). If you have any questions, or if you would like your child seen by Tri-County, please contact Mrs. Herlinger.