Mrs. Wood has been at Broad Rock Elementary for 10 years as the School Counselor. She is a Richmond native who attended Richmond Public Schools and is passionate about giving back and educating students in the city of Richmond. Mrs. Wood graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a BA in History, and a Masters Degree in Education in School Counseling.
In her spare time Mrs. Wood, enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her husband and her three children (a son, and 2 daughters).
School Counseling Overview
The vision of the RPS counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. School counselors are professional advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents, or guardians and the community, school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure all students in RPS school district have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.
In RPS, school counselors have implemented a comprehensive developmental counseling model. Student goals are based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs as outlined by the American School Counseling Association. School Counselors assist all students in developing and applying skills needed to enhance academic, career and personal/social development. The results for students are higher levels of cognitive, ethical, and interpersonal maturity. RPS counselors are committed to ethical practices as advocated by the Virginia Counselor Association, and to participation in professional development activities essential to maintaining a quality school counseling program.
The RPS School Counseling Brochure contains information that briefly describes what supports School Counselor can provide and an opt-out form in which parents can complete if they do not want their child to participate in academic, career, and/or social emotional counseling.
Ms. Marshall is new to Broad Rock Elementary School as of the 2022-2023 school year. She has been a School Counselor for 3 years and has spent 5 years in Public Education.
Ms. Marshall was born and raised in Durham, NC. She recently moved here from Ahoskie, NC where she worked in Hertford County Public Schools as a high school and middle school counselor. She also has experience as a Data Manager and Restorative Practice Coordinator with Durham Public Schools and as a Child Care Teacher for 9 years prior. Ms. Marshall earned both of her degrees (B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations & M.A. in School Counseling) from THE ILLUSTRIOUS North Carolina Central University located in Durham, NC in 2013 & 2019 #DoubleEagle...she's very happy and excited to be serving as the new counselor at Broad Rock!
In her spare time Ms. Marshall loves eating, being with family and friends, traveling, burrito-ing herself for naps, and doing community service with her sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.