3700 N. Delaware Street
Arlington, VA 22207
Fax: 703-538-2612
Thursday, March 30, 2017


Meet the Jamestown Counseling Team
Dr. Spees Dr. Karen Spees, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
I am the full time counselor at Jamestown Elementary school in Arlington, Virginia, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Arlington as well.  I received my Ph.D. in Education, with specialties in counseling and conflict resolution, from George Mason University.  In addition to my experience in counseling, I have been an elementary teacher and support group leader.  My research interests are in peer mediation and gender issues in elementary settings. I have made presentations at the local, state and national level regarding my research findings, and was published in the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) proceedings.  I was named the Arlington Public Schools Elementary Counselor of the Year for 2007-2008.  Born in Missouri, I have lived in Arlington for most of my life and am a graduate of Washington-Lee High School.
gaeta Ms. Debra Gaeta

Hello! I am the part-time counselor at Jamestown, and I will be here on Fridays. This is my 18th year as a school counselor and my 4th year in Arlington. I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in School Counseling from the University of Maryland at College Park. In my spare time I love spending time with my two-year-old son, Ramsey. I am very excited to be at Jamestown again this year and to work with the families and staff!
 Ms. Lindsey Bauer      
Ms. Lindsey Bauer

I am the counseling intern at Jamestown for the fall semester, and will be here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and some Fridays.  I have a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and am in my second year as a master’s student at George Washington University. I am making a career transition from a background in healthcare and am very excited to work with students. I am passionate about empowering young people, and am especially interested in career counseling. I look forward to getting to know the students and families at Jamestown!


Ms. Cassandra Ford  

   Ms. Cassandra Ford


I am the counseling intern at Jamestown, and will be here on Mondays, and Wednesdays. I have a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Merrimack College and am in my first year as a master’s student at George Washington University. I am interested in anti-bullying programs and gender issues. I recently moved back from Massachusetts, but have lived in Arlington, VA my whole life. I graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 2011. I am very excited to be working at Jamestown this semester and I look forward to working with all of the students and their families!





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