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Welcome

To The School Counseling Department!

Woodlawn Counseling Dept.
Dept. Chair: Ms. Nichelle  Dixon

Mission Statement: Woodlawn High School’s Counseling Department implements a comprehensive school counseling curriculum to address the academic, college/career readiness, and social-emotional needs of all students within a safe and supportive environment. Through our direct interventions and collaboration with critical stakeholders to coordinate additional supports, school counselors strive to empower each student to overcome any obstacle in their pursuits for personal growth and academic achievement. We work to ensure that every one of our students has access to the resources necessary to excel beyond graduation, and to remain learners who will strive to accomplish their unique post-secondary ambitions, while positively contributing as responsible citizens of the dynamic global economy. 

 Vision Statement: The Vision of Woodlawn High School Counseling Department is guided by our commitment to provide a safe, nurturing environment where their learning community addresses the unique developmental needs of adolescents and collaborates freely to ensure each student become lifelong learners through their academic development, personal and social growth and career exploration.


School Counselors:

Ms. Deidre Gladden: A-D
Ms. Desiree Allen: E-K
Ms. Nichelle Dixon: L-Q
Ms. Megan Fiorito: R-Z
Mr. Jose Diaz-Davila: ESOL
Ms. Shedana Hayes-Agent: College & Career Readiness
Ms. Courtney Cox : Early College Program / Project Lead the Way


Administrative Staff:

Ms. Ronalda Law: School Counseling Secretary
Ms. Devin York: Records Secretary


Meet our Department Members Below!

Ms, Dixon Student Counseling Chair

Name

Nichelle Dixon

Email

Ndixon2@bcps.org 

Counselor duties or assignments

Acting Counseling Department Chair
Students with last names L-Q

College(s) Attended

University of Maryland Baltimore County (BS)
 
Loyola University (MS)

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

Bio: My name is Ms. Dixon and I work in the counseling department/counseling Department Chair. Currently, I am working with student with last names L-Q. I am a proud Woodlawn Alum of the Class of 2002 and I’ve work at WHS for the last 6 years. For the last 5 years I’ve coach boys’ basketball. My hobbies include dancing (have my own dance team), making people smile, shopping (love fashion), spending time with my family and friends and watching HGTV. 



Ms. Gladden

Name

Deidre Gladden

Email

DGladden@bcps.org

Counselor duties or assignments

Working with students with last names A-D in 9th -12th grade

College(s) Attended


Virginia Union University (BA)
Bowie State University (M. ED)

  Bronx, New York

Bio: My name is Ms. Deidre Gladden and I am (in the School Counseling Department. I am a School Counselor for students with last names A-D. This is my 3rd year at Woodlawn High school and enjoy working with students. I am a native New Yorker.  Although, I have worked in the high school setting for a short period of time, I have worked in the Counseling field for over 24 years with children as well as adults. I specialize in Crisis Counseling and have worked closely with individuals who have experienced emotional distress and have taught people various ways to manage their anxiety.

Some of my hobbies include water aerobics, listening to music, watching Hallmark and Lifetime movies and spending time with family and friends. I always enjoy a good laugh and have a wonderful sense of humor.



Ms. Allen - Counselor

Name

Desiree Allen

Email

Dallen9@bcps.org

Counselor duties or assignments

School Counselor, E-K

College(s) Attended

Alabama State University- Undergrad.
Webster University
Graduate

Hometown

ST. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Bio: My name is Ms. Desiree A. Allen and I am in the School Counseling Department. This is my second year at Woodlawn High School, as a school counselor.

“I do my best because I’m counting on you counting on me.”

Maya Angelo



Ms. Fiorito - Guidance Counselor

Name

Megan Fiorito

Email

mfiorito@bcps.org

Counselor duties or assignments

Last Names R-Z

College(s) Attended

Towson University (BS in Psychology)

Loyola University (MEd School Counseling)

Hometown

Phoenix, MD

Bio: My name is Megan Fiorito. I am one of 7 Counselors in the School Counseling Department. This is my 3rd Year at Woodlawn but my 5th year as a School Counselor.  I coach Girls Varsity Lacrosse at Woodlawn. 

I got a puppy in April named Millie. I like to work out. I can NOT wait to travel again. I would love to go to South Africa, The Maldives and The Virgin Islands.



Mr. Diaz - Guidance Counselor

Name

Jose Diaz Davila

Email

jdiazdavila@bcps.org

Counselor duties or assignments

ESOL School Counselor

College(s) Attended

Towson University (BS)

Villanova University (MS)

Hometown

Silver Spring, Maryland

My name is Mr. Diaz and I am the School Counselor for all our English Language Learners. I am so excited to be back for my second year at Woodlawn! When I am not counseling, you can find me co-leading Woodlawn’s Latinx Unity Club.

Some of my hobbies & interests include fitness, meditation, video games, anime, experiencing new vegetarian dishes, thrift shopping, exploring new cities, and meeting new people! Fun fact: I am a first-generation college graduate that was born to two immigrant Salvadorans in South-Central Los Angeles, California. I enjoy engaging with students & their families on Schoology, so I encourage you to reach out to me!



Ms. Hayes-Agent - Guidance Counselor

Name

Shedana Hayes-Agent, M.Ed.

Email

shayesagent@bcps.org

Counselor duties or assignments

College Counselor

Assist students in college & career planning.

College(s) Attended

Sojourner Douglass College (BS)

Loyola University of Maryland (MS)

Hometown

Baltimore, Maryland

Bio: My name is Mrs. Hayes-Agent and I am the College Counselor. I have been at WHS for the last 3 years serving your student in excellence. I’m also a member of the Equity Task Force that seeks to ensure equity and equality in education for all students at WHS and Beyond. My hobbies are reading, gardening, and raising various fish with my husband. One fun fact about myself is I enjoy karaoke. You can follow me on Instagram @collegecounselor_agent.



Ms. Cox - Guidance Counselor

Name

Courtney Cox

Email

ccox4@bcps.org

Counselor duties or assignments

Early College Program & Project Lead the Way: Engineering and Biomedical Sciences

College(s) Attended

Boston University (BA Journalism, BS Philosophy)

Johns Hopkins University (MS Counseling)

Hometown

Cherry Hill, NJ

 Bio: My name is Ms. Cox, and I am in the school counseling department. This is my sixth year as a school counselor, and my second year at WHS. Before becoming a counselor, I worked as a newspaper/magazine editor. I enjoy reading, traveling with my husband, playing bocce and hanging with our dog, Hondo.



Ms. Law - Guidance Secretary

Name

Ronalda Law

Email

rlaw@bcps.org

Counselor duties or assignments

School Guidance Secretary

College(s) Attended


University of MD- College Park AACC (Currently attending for additional degree)


Hometown

Washington, DC

My name is Ms. Law and I am in the Guidance Department. I started at Woodlawn in 2009 and later returned in July 2017 for a combined total of 6 years.

My hobbies include working out, traveling, spending time with my daughter and family, and shopping (YES, I’m a shopaholic lol!).  



Ms. York - Guidance Records Secretary

Name

Devin York

Email

Dyork3@bcps.org

Classes Taught

School Records Secretary

College(s) Attended

Rising Senior, Morgan State University (BSW)

Hometown

Baltimore, Maryland

Bio: My name is Ms. York and I am in the School Counseling Office. I have been here working in the building for a total of 10 years. In 2010, I became an AVID Tutor for Civic Works until 2013. Then became a main office secretary in 2014 and in 2016 I became a School Records Secretary. I am also a 2009 graduate of Woodlawn High School. I was a former advisor for the class of 2015 and 2019. I also, coached for the SPEARS Dance Team.

When I am not working I am a full-time student, graduating in 2022 and the best mommy to the sassiest toddler I know. I enjoy traveling, binge watching Netflix series, and shopping. My friends would say, I use shopping as an excuse for everything.