Contact Your School Counselor

Director of Counseling
Mrs. Mary Dobson
EXT 4201

School Counselor (7th Grade):
Mrs. Michelle McPhatter
EXT 4079

School Counselor (6th Grade):
Mrs. Sarah Frye
EXT 4086

School Counselor (8th Grade):
Mrs. Patrice Richardson
EXT 4196

Social Worker:

Ms. Cynthia Porter
EXT 4233

Mrs. Stephanie Blackshear
EXT 4204

COVID-19 Resources

Food Resources:

Emergency Food Delivery:

Meals from PWCS

ACTS: 703-441-8606

NVFS SERVE: 571-748-2680

Haymarket Regional Food Pantry: 703-963-5918

Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 for additional resources

Health Resources:

CDC information

Prince William Health District

Internet Resources:


Mental Health Apps

Apps for anxiety and depression

Apps for stress relief

*All information and apps referenced on this page are for informational use only and do not reflect an endorsement by Potomac Middle School or its staff.

The Potomac Middle School Counseling Program will assist in the development of a positive school climate where staff, students, and parents work together as one. The program will also promote student success through the implementation and delivery of the Prince William County Schools K-12 School Counseling Curriculum.


The mission of the Potomac Middle school Counseling Program is to promote personal, academic, and career success among all students in a safe environment in order to facilitate lifelong learning and productive, responsible citizenship.


School counselors are in the unique position to understand the needs of students and their families and to design and coordinate learning experiences to meet those needs. They are accountable for services to students, parents, and teachers and are knowledgeable concerning comprehensive school counseling. School counselors are committed to quality educational opportunities that promote success for all.

School counselors play an important role in the creation of an educational environment which facilitates the stated beliefs:

  • ALL students are capable of high achievement and deserve to be surrounded by an environment of high expectations.
  • ALL students have the right to opportunities for learning and developing skills for full participation in society.
  • ALL students need access to knowledgeable individuals who are dedicated to providing a wide variety of educational and career options and are full partners in student development.
  • ALL students, parents, educators, and members of the community share the responsibility for the general welfare and success of each individual.
  • ALL students have the right to a safe, respectful school environment.