Counseling Department

Paul Young, Resource Counselor



To know individual students so we can counsel/advocate for their personal, emotional, social, & academic growth in order to help them achieve their full potential in all aspects of life.


Mr. Michael Ryan, Counselor

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Mr. Paul Young, Resource Counselor

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Ms. Michelle McQuaid, Counselor Di - Gam

Ms. Krista Anders, Counselor

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Ms. Lisa Estwick, Counselor

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Mr. Kevin Horkan, Counselor

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Ms. Tammy Wojtyna, Counselor

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Ms. Maria Garcia, Counselor (Wednesday & Friday)


Counselors are assigned to students alphabetically, not by grade level.


AnneMarie Walker, Registrar
Kate Heald, College/Career Coordinator
Ana Taffo, Department Secretary
Carol Barr,Para-educator, College Documents Coordinator
Teresa Wright, Parent Community Coordinator
Jennifer McCarron, Pupil Personnel Worker, PPW
Laura Wood, School Psychologist
Tiffany Shaw, ACES Academic Coach  ph. 301-284-4424
Lindsey Barclay, College Tracks  ph. 301-284-4447
Dominic Chappell College Tracks 
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Give your completed forms to Ms. Barr or Ms. Walker in the counseling office.

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Classes Offered at Watkins Mill High School 


Program Completer Options  


Achieving Collegiate Excellence & Success (ACES)

College Tracks

College Tracks Website

Student Service Learning Hours (SSL) - 75 Hours Required for Graduation


Forms require a parent signature in order to be processed. All signed forms should be returned to the counseling office and students will be called down to the counseling office in order of request. Students must follow their assigned schedules until their counselor makes adjustments and notifies them of their change. Remember, there are limited seats available in most classes, so please keep that in mind. Please be patient and communicate with your counselor.

Education Verification 

If you are requesting an education verification please fax your request to 301-840-3974, attention Mrs. Walker, and include an electronic student signature.  Turn around time is 2 days.


Requesting an Official Transcript

Former students in need of an official transcript please email  Include the student’s ID or date of birth, year of Graduation, and number of official transcripts being requested.  Each official transcript is 3.00 and needs to be paid in cash as credit cards are not accepted.  Payment may be made in the Registrar’s Office between the hours of 7:00 AM-3:00 PM, Monday-Friday.



Enrollment or Change of Residence

The following documents are needed for enrollment

Parent photo ID (government issued)

  • Lease or Property Tax bill
  • Students' immunizations
  • Student's Birth Certificate
  • Previous school records
  • Social Security Card (Student)
  • Copy of complete IEP (if applicable)

Change of Residency Requires Proof from the Parents

Acceptable proof is:

  • If homeowner, copy of current property tax bill OR settlement sheet
  • If renter, copy of current lease
  • If living in shared housing, notarized MCPS Form 335-74: Shared housing Disclosure and either a copy of the current property tax bill of the homeowner OR copy of lease of renter with whom student AND parent are living AND other supporting documents as listed above.
  • Anyone who is not a resident of Montgomery County must complete MCPS form 335-73: Determination of Residency and Tuition Status and contact School Counseling, Residency, and International Admission at 301-230-0686.
  • Students and parents will not receive any school mailings such as report cards, bus routes, principal’s letters, newsletters, schedules, etc. until your new address has been verified.


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