Our Counselors

Laurie Dodson


Salutations!  I am one of the full-time professional school counselors at Key School, working with students in VPI, 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades.  I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Special and Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in School Counseling.  I am licensed by the state of Virginia as a school counselor and a teacher, and I have my National Board Certification in School Counseling.  I am a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA).  I possess ASCA specialization trainings in the areas of Bully Prevention, Grief and Loss, and Trauma and Crisis.  Prior to coming to Key School, I taught students in special education in Florida, Utah, and Delaware.

My office, room 125, is located on the main level, across from the clinic.  I am available to meet with students from 8:50 AM until 3:40 PM.  I am available to meet with parents/guardians before or after school.  Email me at laurie.dodson@apsva.us for an appointment.

When I am not at Key School I enjoy spending time with my own children.  I also enjoy hanging out with my family pets, reading, gardening, and visiting my family in Pennsylvania.

I look forward to working together in our mutual goal of raising competent, healthy, and successful children.

Laurie Dodson, M.Ed., NBCT

Professional School Counselor

F. S. Key Elementary

2300 Key Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22201


(571) 842-8573


Marisol Roca

Marisol Roca

Hola! I’m Marisol Roca, a full-time school counselor at Escuela Key.

This is my second year as a school counselor. Prior to Key, I did my internship at Kenmore Middle School and my practicum at Randolph Elementary School. I earned my bachelors of arts in Psychology and master’s in school counseling from Marymount University. I am a member of both the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA). Tambien hablo espanol! When I’m not at Key, I like to spend time with my family, friends, and my dog Mia. I also really enjoy doing yoga and hope to become a yoga teacher in the near future.

I’m so excited to be a part of the Key community! I will be working with grades Kindergarten, 3 and 4. As the counselor, I will work with the teachers, administration, and student services team to help our students grow and achieve success. I will be doing classroom lessons on topics such as character development, empathy, managing strong emotions, problem solving, bullying, and career development. I will also run small groups throughout the year during lunch periods, topics vary for grade level. My normal working hours are Monday- Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. If you would like to speak to me, please feel free to call or email for an appointment. Due to confidentiality, I prefer to speak to parents/guardians by phone or in person. I look forward to meeting and working with all our students and families.

Marisol Roca

School Counselor


703-228-4210 ext. # 8920

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