Welcome to the ROES Virtual Counselor’s Corner 

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays: K-2: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Fridays: 3-5: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Click below to access all Weekly Distance Learning Counseling Materials:
Learning Activities and Resources

If you have any questions or concerns, please email either Mrs. Wells at wellsdc@pwcs.edu or Ms. Beauchamp at beauchjl@pwcs.edu

PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school.  If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu.  A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability.  This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day.  If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:


Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline                                               703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline)               1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline)         741741   

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline     703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board               703.792.7800




Mrs. Deborah Wells
Welcome! It's going to be an Amazing School Year! My name is Mrs. Deborah Wells. I have been the School Counselor at ROES since 2003, and I am excited to be here for our River Oaks Families and the Community. As a School Counselor, I work with parents and students in many ways through a program of services. I believe in developing and maintaining relationships with all students, parents and staff so that ALL students can be successful! The Counseling Department's goal is to support all students with their  academic, career and social/emotional development. 

I received my B.S. degree in Social Work from Bowie State University and my M.Ed. degree in Counseling and Development from George Mason University. The counseling office is located in Room 205. I look forward to working with our Dolphin families and having a wonderful school year! Please contact me if you have any concerns regarding your child or have any questions about the counseling program. I can be reached Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at 703-441-0050 or by e-mail: wellsdc@pwcs.edu      

Ms. Janai Beauchamp

Greetings! My name is Janai Beauchamp and I've been here since 2016 as one of the School Counselor’s working with the students, staff, and parents at River Oaks Elementary School. I acquired my B.A. degree in Sociology from Norfolk State University and M.Ed. degree in School Counseling from Seton Hall University.

I look forward to working with your children alongside a group of supportive staff members. I am at River Oaks on Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays throughout the school year. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, I can be contacted from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at 703-441-0050 or by email beauchjl@pwcs.edu. You can also follow my professional Twitter page @MissBeauPWCS to keep up with fun photos or videos. 😊

Mission Statement

 The mission of the River Oaks Elementary School Counseling Program is to nurture and support every student in reaching his or her potential through academic, personal/social and career development. The program strives to develop responsible learners that will become successful leaders.


Philosophy Statement

 The Professional School Counselors at River Oaks Elementary School believe:


  All students can achieve and deserve equitable access to resources and a rigorous curriculum. 
       All students’ dignity and culture (including race, ethnicity, gender, abilities/disabilities, spirituality/religion, home, language, socioeconomic status) is respected and valued.
 All students will have access to a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program run by masters level, state certified, professional school counselors.
 The school counselors will proactively act as advocates for all students.
 The school counselors will lead a collaborative effort to design, implement, assess, and continuously improve the comprehensive, data driven school counseling program.
 The school counselors will collaborate with families, staff, and community resources to assist with student development.
 The school counselors will abide by ASCA’s professional school counseling standards and ethics.
 The school counselor will engage in professional development including regular supervision and activities to enhance cultural competency. 


 (Adapted from the Bull Run MS  philosophy and the Virginia Professional School Counseling Program Manual by C. Kaffenberger, T. Davis, S. Gilchrist-Banks, & T. Grothaus. VSCA: 2008) 

Please click here for more information regarding the Counseling Department.
Thank You!