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CHANGE TO VIRGINA’S CODE: School counselors; staff time

The 2023 General Assembly approved Senate Bill 1043, which incorporates consistent statewide definitions and expectations for licensed professional school counselors for the provision of “direct counseling services” and “program planning and school support.”  This legislation further defines the role of the school counselor that was established through legislation from House Bill 1729 in the 2019 General Assembly, which amended requirements for the allocation of school counselor staff time.


This bill went into effect on July 1, 2023, and could mean a change in how school counselors are being utilized in many school divisions. This may include the reallocation of non-counseling duties such as SOL Testing Administration to other staff.

In an effort to support divisions as they work towards compliance, VDOE’s Office of Student Services has developed a document that provides an overview of the bill and includes the new definitions it prescribes. Additionally, they have a short video that reviews the changes to Code; as well as, some background information regarding what drove this legislative change.

Yes, the 2022 General Assembly passed House Bill 829 which, in part, expanded the types of licenses issued by the Department of Health Professionals that may be eligible for a provisional license with a school counselor endorsement. Please see the Pathways for School Counselor Licensure document for an overview of this process.

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Please review the map or table below to see the contact information of Human Resources representatives who may post open positions.

  • Map: Click on the school division name to view the contact information for the individual(s) who have access to post open positions on the CLC Open Positions page.
  • Table: Click on the region to view the school divisions in that of the region and the contact information for the individual(s) who have access to post open positions on the CLC Open Positions page.

Would your school division like to have access to post on the Open Positions page? We’d love to include your open positions! Contact Kristinne Stone, Office of Student Services at the Virginia Department of Education to request access at

Please see the Virginia Department of Education website titled Medicaid and Schools to view more information and resources.


Name of your school division: Name of HR Contact Email Address Phone Number
Chesterfield County Public Schools Christy Schott 804-706-7662
Colonial Heights Public Schools Cayce Kump 804-524-3400 x4618
Goochland County Public Schools Demetra Harris 804-556-5603
Hanover County Public Schools Stacie Johnson 804-365-4559
Henrico County Public Schools Seza Aldrich 804-652-3820
Henrico County Public Schools Andrew Mey 804-652-3668
Henrico County Public Schools Dwight VanRossum 804-652-3878
New Kent County Public Schools Allison Anderson 804-966-8526
Petersburg City Public Schools Paige Brown 804-712-3614
Prince George County Public Schools Miko Chan 804-733-2700
Prince George County Public Schools Ida Ostrowski 757-897-3156
Powhatan County Public Schools Allison Jewell 540-837-1009
Powhatan County Public Schools Jay Briar 540-837-1009
The Steward School Kelly Lester 804-565-2330
Name of your school division: Name of HR Contact Email Address Phone Number
Hampton City Schools Kacy Futrell 757-727-2319
Hampton City Schools Susanne Marcella 757-727-2316
Newport News Public Schools Amanda Wilkins 757-881-5061
Newport News Public Schools Catherine Westphal 757-881-5061
Norfolk Public Schools Bruce Brady 757-628-3481
Norfolk Public Schools Erika Ricks 757-628-3905
Northampton County Public Schools Melinda Phillips 757-678-5151 Ext. 2101
Poquoson City Public Schools Evette Marshall 757-868-3055
Poquoson City Public Schools Debbie Bunting 757-866-3055
Suffolk Public Schools Rodney Brown 757-925-6750
Suffolk Public Schools Joyce Black 757-925-6750
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools Robin Rubenstein 757-603-6412
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools Dawn LeCount 757-603-6411
York County School Division Elizabeth Osborne 757-898-0472
York County School Division Melissa Gunn
Portsmouth Public Schools Tierra Walker
Portsmouth Public Schools Jeanette Akujuobi
Name of your school division: Name of HR Contact Email Address Phone Number
Caroline County Public Schools Ashley Montalvo Pacheco 804-633-5088
Caroline County Public Schools Karent Foster 804-633-5088
Caroline County Public Schools Patricia Taylor Smith 804-633-5088
Caroline County Public Schools Rachel Wheeler 804-633-9886, EXT 5112
Colonial Beach Public Schools Elizabeth Byrd 804-224-0906, ext. 2004
Colonial Beach Public Schools Dr. Kimbrelle Lewis 804-224-0906
King and Queen County Public Schools Jennifer Perry 804-785-5981
King George County Schools Michelle Gordon 540-775-5833
King George County Schools Yezierski Yezierski 540-775-5833
Mathews County Public Schools Lesley Hunley 804-725-3909
Middlesex County Public Schools Jessica Dixon/Chewning 804-758-2277
Northumberland County Public Schools Adam Letizia 8045296134 x2005
Spotsylvania County Public Schools Amy Williams 540-834-2500
Spotsylvania County Public Schools Joshua Hurley 540-834-2500
Stafford County Public Schools Theresa Aberg 540-658-6560
Stafford County Public Schools Latoya Mason 540-659-6711
Westmoreland County Public Schools Cathy Rice 804-493-8018
Chesapeake Public Schools Veronica Mullen 757-547-0238
Chesapeake Public Schools Karen Cooper-Collins 757-547-0277
Fredericksburg City Public Schools Eileen Pospisil 540-372-1127
Fredericksburg City Public Schools Maris Wyatt 540-372-1127
Gloucester County Public Schools Libby Hugate LHUGATE@GC.K12.VA.US 804-693-5300
Gloucester County Public Schools Veronica Antis VERONICA.ANTIS@GC.K12.VA.US 804-693-5300
Name of your school division: Name of HR Contact Email Address Phone Number
Alexandria City Public Schools Sandra Hardeman 703-619-8178
Alexandria City Public Schools Maria Jones 703-619-8010
Arlington Public Schools Careers APS 703-228-2464
Fairfax County Public Schools Julie Curran 571-423-3161
Fauquier County Public Schools Alix Tate 540-422-7348
Fauquier County Public Schools Eric McCaslin 540-422-7378
Frederick County Public Schools Nicole Donelan 540-662-3889 x88228
Frederick County Public Schools Kristen Campbell 540-662-3889 x88227
Loudoun County Public Schools Karyn O'Neill 571-252-1383
Loudoun County Public Schools Jonathan Mandina
Orange County Public Schools Jennifer Bryner 540-661-4550
Prince William County Schools Toi Tanton 703-791-8520
Prince William County Schools Cheri Bradford 703-790-8050
Rappahannock County Public Schools Michelle Berta 540-227-0023
Rappahannock County Public Schools Carol Johnson 540-227-0023
Shenandoah County Public Schools Linda Hodges 540-459-6761
Shenandoah County Public Schools Aimee Miller 540-477-4291
WINCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS Charity Finks 540-667-4253
WINCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS Sandy Shernick 540-667-4253
Manassas Park City Schools Debbie Strayhorn 703-335-8853
Manassas Park City Schools Rebekah Wills 703-335-8850
Name of your school division: Name of HR Contact Email Address Phone Number
Amherst County Public Schools Brittany McNerney 434-946-9376
Amherst County Public Schools James Gallagher 434-946-9376
Amherst County Public Schools Madison Massie 434-946-9376
Amherst County Public Schools Jim Gallagher 434-946-9376
Augusta County Public Schools Miranda Ball 540-245-5107
Augusta County Public Schools Sandra Thorpe (540) 245-5131
Augusta County Public Schools Kelly Troxell Troxell (540) 245-5107
Fluvanna County Public Schools Amy Haislip-Shelley 434-589-8208
Fluvanna County Public Schools Don Stribling 434-589-8208
Louisa County Public Schools Susan Chaney 540-894-5115
Louisa County Public Schools Melisa Campbell 540-894-5115
Rockingham County Public Schools Camala Kite 540-564-3220
Rockingham County Public Schools Katie LaPira 540-564-3207
Rockingham County Public Schools Michele Judd 540-564-3220
Staunton City Schools Jonathan Venn 540-332-3914
Greene County Public Schools Bridget Keys
Harrisonburg City Public Schools Jeron Baker 540-434-9916
Harrisonburg City Public Schools Lauren Friend 540-434-9916
Name of your school division: Name of HR Contact Email Address Phone Number
Franklin County Public Schools Sherry Lynch 540-483-0280
Henry County Public Schools Amanda Stone 276-634-4775
Henry County Public Schools Wendy Philpott 276-634-4707
Patrick County Public School Amanda Holt 276-694-3163
Pittsylvania County Schools Katie Hawker 434-432-2761
Pittsylvania County Schools Steven Mayhew 434-432-2761
Pittsylvania County Schools Parker 434-432-2761
Roanoke County Public Schools Randy Queen 540-562-3700
Roanoke County Public Schools Sharon Sheppard 540-562-3700
Roanoke City Public Schools Josh Poindexter 540-853-2858
Roanoke City Public Schools Angela Wimberly 540-853-2276
Roanoke City Public Schools Hayley Poland 540-853-1306
Salem City Schools Kirstine Barber 540-389-0130
Salem City Schools Randy Jennings 540-389-0130
Montgomery County Public Schools Susan Compton 540-382-5100
Montgomery County Public Schools Amanda Weidner 540-382-5100
Martinsville City Public Schools Yani Smith 276-403-5827
Martinsville City Public Schools Sara Kasey 276-403-5707
Botetourt County Public Schools Tim McClung 540-473-8263
Botetourt County Public Schools Cathy Quinn 540-473-8263
Name of your school division: Name of HR Contact Email Address Phone Number
Bristol Virginia Public Schools Angel Hudson 276-821-5610
Carroll County Public Schools Marc Quesenberry 276-730-3204
Lee County Public Schools Lisa Willis 276-346-2107 ext. 1039
Lee County Public Schools Kelli Mooney 276-346-2107 ext. 1042
Washington County Public Schools Ted Casler 276-739-3038
Name of your school division: Name of HR Contact Email Address Phone Number
Amelia County Public Schools Heather Gentry 804-561-2621
Buckingham County Public Schools Patti Branch 143-496-96100
Buckingham County Public Schools Jasmine Rosales 143-496-96100
Charlotte County Public Schools Shep Critzer 434-542-9503
Charlotte County Public Schools Dana Ramsey 434-542-5151
Cumberland County Public Schools Liz Jamerson 804-492-4212
Cumberland County Public Schools Catina Settle 804-492-4212
Greensville County Public School Karen Riddick 434-623-8078
Greensville County Public School Quatasia Deshay 434-634-3748
Mecklenburg County Public Schools Sherry Sheppard 434-738-6111 x. 21003
Nottoway County Public Schools RJ Greger 434-645-9596
Nottoway County Public Schools Chandra Lewis 434-645-9596
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