Welcome to the Marshall Elementary School Counseling Department!


Ms. Patchan (Grades K, 2, 4)

Welcome Marshall Family! Some of you may already know me, but for those of you who don't, my name is Christy Patchan and I will be your school counselor for grades K, 2, and 4 this school year. I will be going into my third year, here at Marshall and look forward to a great school year! In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, cooking, crabbing, and singing! I look forward to helping each and every student succeed and can't wait to see some familiar faces as well as some new smiling faces this year!



    Ms. Cooper (Grades 1, 3, 5)

Hello Marshall family! My name is Loreisha Cooper and I will be the school counselor for grades 1, 3, and 5 this year! Although I am new to Prince William County Schools, this is my sixth school year as an elementary school counselor. I am originally from Newport News, VA and a two time alumna of Norfolk State University! In my free time I love practicing yoga, traveling, and spending time near the ocean. I cannot wait to collaborate with you this year! Se habla español.  I can be reached at cooperls@pwcs.edu between the hours of 9:00am and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Click here to book an appointment to speak with me! 



School Counselors at Marshall Elementary Believe:

  1. All students can be successful and attain high levels of learning.
  2. All students are deserving of complete and equal access to the complete school counseling department and the services it provides to improve academic, social, and emotional well-being.
  3. School counselors shall advocate for each student and teach our students to become strong advocates for themselves.
  4. School counselors identify and actively provide additional support for students with at-risk characteristics.
  5. School counselors must adhere to the ethical and professional standards of the Virginia Counselors Association andthe American School Counselor Association.
  6. School Counselors set goals based on ASCA standards and school data, providing services that are research-driven while continually monitoring the school counseling program to evaluate effectiveness.
  7. School counselors continue to improve upon their practice through professional development opportunities.

TMES Counseling Department Vision Statement

The Marshall Elementary School Counseling Program works to achieve collaborative relationships that ensure our students build a strong foundation for success and learn to their fullest potential. We envision a caring and supportive environment with developmentally appropriate learning opportunities which will allow students to reach their potential as scholars, develop healthy and meaningful relationships with their peers andexplore post-secondary and career options. Our program envisionsour scholars leaving here with the desire to be life-long learners.

TMES Counseling Department Mission Statement

The school counseling program at Marshall Elementary strives to empower its students to have a positive influence on our community by giving them access to a comprehensive and collaborative program.Our program advocates for student success in the areas of academic, social emotional, and career, encompassing the whole person.We provide our students with a world-class education by delivering an equitable program that assesses the strengths of our educational community and allows us to advocate for the diverse needs of our student body. Through these efforts, we strive to create and maintain an environment that enables our students to become competent, responsible citizens that can achieve their own academic, social/emotional and career goals, paving the way for advanced educational and post educational opportunities.

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