Greetings! 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 a great year at Woodlin
Elementary School! If any questions
arise throughout the year, please feel free to contact me at: 301-650-6440 or Stacy_K_Dobres@mcpsmd.org.
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.
October is Bully Prevention Month
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.
October is Red
Red Ribbon Month is celebrated in schools across the
country, during the month of October, to emphasize the importance of
maintaining a drug-free and healthy lifestyle.
During the month of October, I will be presenting classroom guidance
lessons that relate to Red Ribbon Week.
In Grades K-3, the lessons will promote the development of healthy
personal habits. In Grades 3-5 the
lessons will help students to develop positive strategies for resisting peer
pressure. Red Ribbon Month will
culminate with a Red Ribbon themed spirit week the last week in October where
students will have the opportunity to display their commitment to leading a
healthy lifestyle. Click here to learn about how Woodlin will celebrate Red Ribbon Spirit week.
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.
Consultation- I am available to meet with parents and staff (sometimes
together) to discuss student and family concerns.
Other Student Support Programs at Woodlin