Our Counselors

Laurie Dodson


Salutations!  I am the full-time professional school counselor at Key School.  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.  Prior to coming to Key School, I taught students in special education in Florida, Utah, and Delaware.

When I am not at Key School I enjoy spending time with my own children.  I also enjoy hanging out with my dog, Bailey, reading, traveling, watching football (Go Steelers!), and visiting my family in Pennsylvania.

Please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at laurie.dodson@apsva.us if you need to reach me.   I am looking forward to working together in our mutual goal of raising competent, healthy, and successful children.


Marisol Roca

Marisol Roca

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

This is my first 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 join the Key community! I will be working with grades VPI, 1, 2, and 3. 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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