"Students do not care how much you know until they know how much you care!" 
~John C. Maxwell
Eau Claire Virtual School (ECVS) is an educational path for learners in Kindergarten through 12th grade. We offer high-quality learning experiences through live lessons and independent assignments. Students stay engaged with peers in classroom learning settings as well as through community-based events. ECVS allows families a unique partnership into your child's education.
Meet your ECVS School Counselor
Greetings, students & families! My name is Mrs. Steig and I am your School Counselor. As your new ECVS School Counselor, it was so nice for me to meet all of you during our back-to-school Orientation sessions and during our Fall "Apple Fest" social activity.  I look forward to supporting you all throughout the year! It may be noted, I will be here for you on your best days, your most challenging days, and all the days in between. I love being a School Counselor for so many reasons, but more than anything I care about my students and families! I love counseling and I will provide you with the best support, resources, and opportunities possible so that you have a strong sense of belonging/connection with ECVS, discover your talents, build on your current strengths (you have many), learn at high levels, and fulfill your goals and dreams.  While we will challenge our students to reach their full potential because we believe in you, caring, authentic and positive relationships are nourished and enhanced each and every day at ECVS.
Go Griffins!
Mrs. Steig
Tell Me More about School Counselors Education and Training:
School Counselors are Master’s level trained and licensed educators equipped with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to support and develop students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development. 
School counselors work collaboratively with all stakeholders involved in education and students’ development, providing a comprehensive school counseling program that meets the needs of all learners and ensures equitable access, support, programming, and services to foster educational success. 
Prevention and intervention are integral to a school counselor’s role as they define, manage, deliver, and assess a comprehensive program that incorporates leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and systemic change. School counselors maximize student achievement and effectively prepare students to be community, college, and career, ready.


ASCA National Model: Delivery System
K-6 Developmental Guidance Curriculum connected with all areas of child development 
Individual Student Planning: Work with students and families to help all students develop personal goals and future plans.
For example:  Senior Meetings and Junior Conferences
Responsive Services:  Meeting immediate student needs through crisis counseling, referral and follow-up
Systems Support:  Activities targeted at maintaining and enhancing the educational environment and school climate.

ECVS School Counseling Mission Statement:
At ECVS our mission for our virtual K-12 School Counseling Program and Services is to foster holistic development, provide personalized guidance, and cultivate a supportive virtual school community. Through positive connections, caring relationships, empathy, understanding, and strength-based approaches, we aim to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and habits needed to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in the virtual school using evidence-based practices.   Thus, all ECVS students graduate prepared, empowered, and motivated for community, college, and career success.  
ECVS School Counseling Vision Statement:
Our vision is to create a virtual K-12 school counseling space where every student feels seen, heard, and valued. We aspire to think outside of the box, leverage technology to deliver comprehensive school counseling services, break down barriers, teach critical thinking skills, and ensure equitable access to support and opportunities. By promoting self-discovery, fostering a sense of belonging, trusting relationships, and embracing diversity, we envision empowering and motivating students to navigate the virtual world with confidence and compassion, preparing them for success in both their academic pursuits, personal growth, and career development.  
ECVS School Counseling Belief Statements:  
  1. We believe students, families/caregivers, and staff do well if they can.
  2. We believe that every student has unique strengths, abilities, and potential for growth.
  3. We believe in fostering a virtual space that prioritizes trusting relationships, unconditional support, inclusivity, diversity, and equity, ensuring that all students feel seen, heard, and valued.
  4. We believe in the power of technology to enhance the counseling experience, providing accessible and individualized support.
  5. We believe in cultivating a collaborative partnership with students, parents, educators, community partners, and administrators to create a holistic virtual support system.
  6. We believe in promoting resilience, adaptability, and self-advocacy, empowering students to navigate challenges effectively.
  7. We believe in continuous professional development to stay abreast of technological advancements, counseling strategies, and best practices in virtual education.
  8. We believe in maintaining confidentiality and trust, creating a safe and supportive virtual space where students can openly discuss their concerns and aspirations.
  9. We believe in ECASD Equity Statement. Please click the links below to learn more. 

District Equity Statement

Equity Statement (English)

Equity Statement (Hmong)
Equity Statement (Spanish)

  1. We believe in proactive outreach, trauma informed, culturally responsive practices, and early intervention, recognizing the importance of identifying and addressing potential challenges before they become significant obstacles to a student's well-being and success.
  2. We believe in nurturing critical thinking skills. Encouraging students to think critically fosters independent thought, problem-solving abilities, and a lifelong love of learning.
  3. We believe that a comprehensive and student-centered approach to counseling is essential for fostering a positive virtual learning experience that supports ECASD's mission, vision and our EMLSS Framework, Systems and Practices.  
ECASD Mission:  To inspire and prepare our students to live creative, fulfilling, and responsible lives.
ECASD Vision:  We challenge minds, build relationships, and nurture individual growth to prepare all students for post-secondary success.
ECASD EMLSS (Equitable Multilevel Systems of Support:

These belief statements reflect ECVS's school counselor's commitment to the individual strengths of students/families/caregivers, a holistic approach to school counseling education, the development of critical thinking skills, the importance of trusted relationships, and an unwavering belief in every student! 

Your ECVS Virtual School Counselors also:
  • Offers daily virtual office hours for easy access.
  • Provides individual virtual school counseling.
  • Teaches K-6 Developmental Guidance Class.
  • Participates in Attendance Improvement Meetings and files Truancy referrals when needed.
  • Calls all ECVS new enrollment families to support ECVS transition and success.
  • Provides credit recovery guidance and counseling.
  • Inputs and monitors all Skyward schedules for all ECVS students to ensure students are taking the right courses.
  • Monitors all ECVS high school student transcripts to make sure students stay on track to graduate.
  • Assists students in planning their high school course of study.
  • Assists and actively participates in all ECVS monthly social activities.
  • Consults with teachers, parents/caregivers, community partners, and administrators to help students succeed.
  • Assist individuals to effectively access community resources.
  • Proctors' tests and review results to provide information about abilities, needs, achievements, and interests.
  • Implements EMLSS.
  • Actively engaged with community partners and family/caregiver supports.
  • Helps you and your family during times of crisis and provides basic needs.
  • Actively participates in ECVS Professional Learning and Problem-Solving Team Meetings,
  • Assists students with post-high school planning via Junior Conferences, Senior Meetings, and much more.

Attention High School Students and Parents/Caregivers:  Job Corps could be just what you are looking for!
Job Corps | Careers Begin Here


To learn more about community, college and career planning opportunities, including the military please click the link below.  
ECASD | College and Career Planning


Please reach out to Mrs. Steig if you have any questions, concerns and/or ideas to share.

Mrs. Lisa Steig B.S.W., M.S. 
Eau Claire Virtual School Counselor (K-12) 
ECVS Scholarship Contact
WSCA Board of Directors
1430 Lee St.| Eau Claire, WI 54701 
Office Phone: 715-852-3508 

"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is far greater than any obstacle."