Meet the Counseling Team

Meet the Jamestown Counseling Team

Debra GaetaPicture of Ms. Gaeta

Ms. Gaeta is Jamestown’s full-time school counselor. She has been at Jamestown full-time since 2019 and worked here as Jamestown’s part-time counselor from 2012-2016. This year she will teach lessons in our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade classrooms. Ms. Bisbee, our part-time counselor, will teach lessons in our kindergarten and 4th 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 23 years. For the past 9 years she has worked in Arlington Public Schools as a 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 3rd grader, and daughter, a preschooler.

You can contact Ms. Gaeta at Debra.gaeta@apsva.us or 703-228-8361.

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

Ms. Bisbee is our part-time school counselor at Jamestown, working mainly with kindergarten and 4th 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 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This year we share her with Nottingham Elementary, where she works on Tuesdays.

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.