My name is
Stacy Dobres, and I am so happy to be the counselor at Woodlin Elementary
School. I look forward to collaborating
with Woodlin staff, and families, to ensure that all Woodlin students thrive
academically, socially, and emotionally.
I am a proud graduate of Montgomery County Public Schools. I earned my B.A, in Psychology, and
Elementary Education, from Western Maryland College, and I taught fourth and
second grades in MCPS for seven years.
After earning an M.S, in Counseling, from Johns Hopkins University, I
counseled at the middle school level in MCPS for eight years.
In my free time, I play on multiple volleyball and softball
teams, and I try to run at least one 5K race a month. Additionally, I love going to the theatre and
attending Ravens football games with my family.
I am looking forward to another great year at Woodlin Elementary School! If any questions arise, please feel free to contact me at 240-740-2820, or email me at: Stacy_K_Dobres@mcpsmd.org.
In March the focus of classroom guidance will be college and career readiness. In K-3, we will focus on careers we might like to have in the future, and skills needed to attain those careers. In grades 4 and 5, we will be exploring colleges. On March 9 our fifth graders took a tour of the University of Maryland, College Park campus (photo below).
In January and February we reviewed how to "de-bug" when someone is bugging them. In grades 3-5, we read Salt in His Shoes about Michael Jordan in order to re-introduce SMART (Specific, Measureable , Attainable, Relevant and Timely) goals.
Reminder to those families receiving free or reduced
Students who receive free and reduced lunch are also entitled to
receive breakfast, either free or at the reduced price. Children are
able to get breakfast from 8:30-8:45 in the lunch room. They can
just go to the lunch room when they get off the bus.
is the counselor’s role to support students so they can be their best at
school, academically, socially and emotionally. In order to do this the
Woodlin Counseling Program has several components.
Monthly Classroom Counseling Lessons – Topics
include respect, friendship, and bullying.
Individual Counseling –
Students are identified through parent, teacher and self-referral.
Counseling Groups –
Groups could meet at lunch or throughout the day. Themes are determined by need at each grade
level. Popular topics are social skills, study skills, self-esteem, anger
management and family changes.
Level Lunch Bunches - Students
have an opportunity to have lunch bunch in my office just for fun. It helps me
get to know individual students better, and also provides students, who are not
comfortable talking in a large group setting, a chance to express themselves in
a smaller group.
Consultations: I am available to meet with parents and staff (sometimes together) to discuss student and family concerns.
Below are some links to websites on bullying. There are many resources for parents. Communicating with your children about these topics can help to build resiliency and promote positive interactions with others.
Other Student Support Programs at Woodlin
Books and Breakfast
Reading with Relatives
Lunch with a Loved One