Diana EnglandEC Counselor
At WES Since: 2022
What is one of your goals as a counselor?
I want to make students feel confident by helping them develop mastery of their social-emotional and academic skills.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
The Serenity Prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
An alumna of the University of Virginia, I earned a bachelors in English and continued on to earn my Masters in Human Resources Development at Marymount University. After I became a mother to three beautiful children, I grew a deep appreciation for the support school counselors and other professionals gave my youngest child, who has special needs. Driven by a desire to provide this same support and encouragement to other children, I returned to school to earn a master’s in School Counseling. I’ve worked in a few elementary schools in Montgomery County including Sequoyah Elementary and Farmland Elementary. Having worked as a counselor for Montgomery County for several years, I’m excited to come to WES: it’s an opportunity to forge strong relationships with children (and parents) and help guide children as they become their best selves. Working with children is joyful, fulfilling, and rewarding! It will be an honor to see your children thrive! I also love going on hikes with my dogs, visiting friends, and reading a good book!