Meet the Counseling Team

Meet the Jamestown Counseling Team

Debra GaetaPicture of Ms. Gaeta

Ms. Gaeta is Jamestown’s new full-time school counselor. She is excited to be back to Jamestown after working here as the part-time counselor from 2012-2016. This year she will teach lessons in our 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms. Ms. Bisbee, our part-time counselor, will teach lessons in our kindergarten and 2nd grade classrooms. Ms. Gaeta studied psychology at the University of Virginia (Go Hoos!) and earned her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Maryland at College Park. She has been a school counselor in Virginia for 21 years. For the past 7 years she has worked in Arlington Public Schools as a part-time counselor at a number of different schools, including Oakridge, Claremont, Taylor, Discovery, and Glebe Elementary. When she is not at school, Ms. Gaeta stays busy cooking, gardening, reading, and playing with her son, a 1st grader, and daughter, who will turn two this year.

Picture of Ms. BisbeeKelynne Bisbee, M.Ed., C.A.G.S.

Ms. Bisbee is a half-time school counselor at Jamestown, working mainly with kindergarten and first grade. She earned her M.Ed. and C.A.G.S. (masters plus 30) in School Counseling from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Starting in 2000, Ms. Bisbee was the full-time counselor at Barcroft for 5 years and Glebe for 3 years. Since becoming a mom, she has been a part-time counselor at Nottingham, Carlin Springs, Barrett, and Jamestown schools. Ms. Bisbee has presented at national and state school counseling conferences and is a published author. She lives in Arlington with her husband, young son, mother-in-law, and a small zoo of pets. Ms. Bisbee works at Jamestown on Wednesday mornings (8:30-12), and Thursdays and Fridays (8:30-4).

Due to her itinerant schedule, she prefers to be contacted initially by email at kelynne.bisbee@apsva.us and she will respond in a timely manner.