Student Services Staff

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Student Services Group

Our program is comprehensive and designed to promote the academic, social & emotional, and career development of all students.

We support students in making choices which will pave the way to success in high school and beyond.


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Parents of Dorothy Hamm Middle School Students we invite you to join the DHMS staff to discuss middle school next year and their course selections!

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Note, this virtual event will be recorded and on our DHMS website if you can not attend.
  • Guests can join the session via Microsoft Teams here:

Dorothy Hamm 6th Grade Academic Planning Night

Dorothy Hamm 7th Grade Academic Planning Night 

Dorothy Hamm 8th Grade Academic Planning Night


Virtual Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM- 3:30PM

Students are assigned to their school counselors based on grade.

Please see the list below for school counselor and student services staff assignments
and contact information.

Rittenhouse_J Director of Counseling Services
Janae Rittenhouse
Schaefer_C 6th Grade School Counselor
Carrie Schaefer
Pennington_E 7th Grade School Counselor
Erin Pennington 
Tuttle_B 8th Grade School Counselor
Bob Tuttle
703-228-2921, Google Voice: 202-813-0663
Cierra Fisher Photo Special Projects & Programs Counselor
Cierra Fisher
Ronald Picture EL Counselor (English Learners)
Ronald Valdez | Habla Español
School Registrar
Carla Bran | Habla Español
Zeller_B School Psychologist
Brooke Zeller 
Katcher_C School Social Worker
Christine Katcher 
Oetgen_C Bilingual Family Resource Assistant
Cecilia Oetgen | Habla Español
woman smiling Equity and Excellence Coordinator
Crystal Moore
Equity and Excellence Website
Miles_D Student Support Coordinator (SST)
Danielle Miles
703-228-2945 (Tuesdays & Wednesday)
Bowler_S Substance Abuse Counselor
Siobhan Bowler |  Substance Abuse Counselors Information 
Substance Abuse Resources / Videos