School Counseling

Phone: 443-809-7187  |  Fax: 443-809-4786 

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Mrs. Wendt
Mrs. Wendt
Records Secretary
Counseling Office Secretary
Ms. Horvitz
Mrs. Horviz

Department Chair
6th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Cook
Mrs. Cook

7th Grade Counselor
Ms. Hampson
Ms. Hampson 

8th Grade Counselor

DMS School Counseling Office Mission Statement:
Our mission is to implement a comprehensive, developmental program to address academic, career/college readiness and social emotional needs of all students within a safe and orderly learning environment. Through counseling, coordinating, and collaboration with colleagues and community, school counselors will empower students to overcome barriers to reach their maximum potential as responsible citizens and lifelong learners in a 21st century global society.

DMS School Counseling Office Vision Statement:Students will acquire academic, career and personal/social skills in order for them to lead lives in which they have ability to shape their own futures.  Developing independence, resiliency, and character students will be able to find success in their daily lives.  

DMS School Counseling Office Belief/Philosophy Statement:

  • We believe each student is unique and has special abilities, talents, and interests that must be recognized and nurtured   
  • We believe individual students possess within them the power to control quality, growth, and satisfaction in their lives.

  • We believe that given proper support, all students can achieve at high levels in a developmentally appropriate manner according to their strengths.

  • We believe that building relationships is the key to being a successful student advocate, guide, and liaison between all members of the school community.

  • We believe that counselors need to be available to all students to discuss academic, social and personal matters.

  • We believe all students must be prepared to function as globally competitive citizens in a rapidly changing society.

  • We believe a successful program requires the support and participation of all school personnel, parents, guardians, outside agencies, and the community at large.

Program Goals

1 – Attendance: Student attendance will improve to 94% in order to meet MSDE standards.

2 – Behavior: Student behavior will improve overall through fewer suspensions and more time in class.

3 – College Career Readiness:  Students will have greater high school and post-secondary options through goal setting and decision making. 

We believe that counseling programs need to be shaped by ethical guidelines and meaningful data.

* Jodi Cook is currently working towards her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) credential in Maryland. This license will allow her to provide therapy services in other populations that are not limited to the schoolhouse. She currently holds her Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and is now working with a supervising school counselor from Baltimore County Public Schools in order to fulfill her requirements. Please contact Jodi Cook if you have any questions.

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