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Counselor's Corner

Our Counseling Program

The elementary counseling program at Deer Park is a child-centered, preventive, and developmental program that complements learning in the classroom. We work with teachers and parents to help maximize each student's potential. We encourage students' social, emotional, and personal growth at each stage of their development. To accomplish this, we conduct monthly counseling lessons, run groups and lunch bunches, as well as consult with parents, teachers, and other professionals.

We discuss character education through our CHEER program, which promotes the qualities of Cooperation, Honesty, Equality, Empathy, and Respect.

In addition to our work with the students, we are available to talk with parents, provide workshops, help with resources in the community and provide support to all of our Deer Park families. We love working with your students and if there is any way we can help make your child's year more successful, please feel free to contact us at the school at 802-5000 or by email.

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Meet our Counselors

Donna Ford
Donna Ford has been working at Deer Park since its opening in 1994. This year she is working with Kindergarten, Second, Fourth, and Sixth grades. In her free time, Mrs. Ford loves to read, do crossword puzzles, and spend time with her husband and son Jackson.

Courtney Cottrell
Courtney Cottrell has been with FCPS as a teacher and counselor for over ten year. This year Mrs. Cottrell will be working with First, Third and Fifth grades, and is part-time at Deer Park. Mrs. Cottrell loves to be outdoors, read, and spend time with her family.

December 5, 2013