Principal: Cynthia Cummings
5120 Elk River Road North
Elkview, WV 25071

Counselor’s Corner

Counselor’s Corner

August 10th, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,


My name is Matthew Emch and I will be working as one of the School

Counselors at Bridge / Clendenin Elementary during the 2016-2017 school year.

I will be available if you need to speak to me over the telephone or to schedule a

face to face meeting.


As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic,

personal, and social development of all students, and to help students meet their

goals in these areas.  I look forward to offering support to the students, staff,

families and community.  I will be meeting with students individually and in small

groups, conducting classroom lessons on a variety of subjects, meeting with

parents, and collaborating with teachers and staff to best benefit and meet the

needs of Bridge / Clendenin Elementary students and families.


Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher,

administrator, or parent.  I encourage you to reach out if you have concerns

regarding your child.  If you would like for me to meet with your child please do

not hesitate to contact me.


I can be reached through email at or by

telephone at (304) 965-5501.



Matthew J. Emch