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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:  

 What is a counselor? Click on this link for a brochure to learn more:  Counselor Brochure 


Counseling Updates  

 October is Red Ribbon Month 

Red Ribbon Month is celebrated in schools across the country to emphasize the importance of maintaining a drug-free and health lifestyle. This month, I will present classroom guidance lessons. In K-2 classes, I will promote development of healthy personal habits. In grades 3-5 classes, I will help students by teaching internet safety. During Spirit Week, Oct. 23-27, students can show their strength and spirit for healthy lifestyles. See the school calendar for a daily spirit wear guide.



Spirit Week Activity:

Monday October 23, 2017

Students and staff are encouraged to wear red to school in recognition of red ribbon week. 

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their craziest socks to school as we sock it to an unhealthy lifestyle.

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Students are encouraged to wear their brightest and craziest outfits as they demonstrate that Woodlin students are too bright to make unhealthy choices.


Thursday October 26, 2017

Students and staff are encouraged to don their favorite team’s apparel as we team up against making bad choices.

Friday October 27, 2017

Students can wear jeans and proudly display Woodlin’s school colors (blue and white) as they demonstrate that Woodlin students are “jean-iuses” and will commit to making healthy choices throughout their lives.



November Guidance Lessons

In November, I will provide personal body safety lessons in all classrooms.

Reminder to those families receiving free or reduced lunch: 

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.    

It 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. 

For Students  

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.

Grade 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.

Counseling Resources

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

Staff Mentoring  


Books and Breakfast

Reading with Relatives

Lunch with a Loved One 

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