Mrs. Deborah Wells
Welcome Back! It's going to be an Awesome Year! Hello, my name is Mrs. Deborah Wells. This is my twelfth year at ROES, 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 8:15 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. at 703-441-0050 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 on the "Staff Directory" link in the upper left-hand corner, locate the "Specialists" section and click on my name to to view more information regarding the Counseling Department.