• RCPS school counselors take on an array of responsibilities to help improve the lives of our students, both in and out of the classroom.

    Responsibilities include: 

    • Identifying issues affecting school performance, such as absenteeism
    • Addressing social or behavioral problems
    • Helping students develop skills needed for academic success
    • Counseling individuals and small groups
    • Assessing students’ abilities and interests
    • Helping students achieve academic or career goals
    • Secretary
      Jean Powell
      (540) 853-2090 | jpowell@rcps.info 

      School Counseling is part of the Student Services team, which is led by:
      Haley Poland
      Dr. Hayley Poland
      Assistant Superintendent of Student Success & Support Services
      (540) 853-1393 | hpoland@rcps.info

      Dr. Poland is also the Foster Care liaison. Visit the Virginia Department of Education's website for additional information about enrollment of students in foster care.

      Student Services reports to: 
      Dr. Cyndi Williams
      Chief Academic & Accountability Officer
      (540) 853-6113 | cynthiawilliams@rcps.info