Hi! This is my sixth year working as a school counselor at Moorefield Station, and I continue to love being a SHARK. I will be working with students in grades first, third, and fifth this year. I graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Master's in Counseling and have been involved in the field of education and counseling since that time. I've been working in Loudoun County Public Schools as a counselor for 17 years. I began at Hutchison Farm Elementary in South Riding. Before working at MSE, I was the school counselor at three small schools in western Loudoun: Aldie, Banneker, and Middleburg. I enjoy living in Purcellville, VA with my husband Chris and our golden/collie mix, Chloe, and our affectionate cat, Zaz. My husband and I have four children, Ben, Jessalyn, Emily, and Sam. I also have a daughter-in-law Jacki and am a proud grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter named Caroline. We are all ACC fans because our family consists of graduates from Virginia Tech, UVA, and UNC! In my free time, I love anything artistic, all kinds of animals, and traveling with my family.
Hi! My name is Michelle Fernandez, and I am one of the school counselors at Moorefield Station Elementary School. This is my fourth year here, and I will be working with students in grades kindergarten, second, and fourth. I will also be at Creighton's Corner Elementary School on Tuesdays. I am very excited to have this opportunity to help students develop academically and socially. Before becoming a counselor, I worked as a school psychologist for many years. I also spent time at home raising a family, working in a preschool setting, and volunteering at my daughters’ schools. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from James Madison University and then completed my Master of Science in Education degree from Bucknell University. When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters, being active outdoors, baking, and visiting friends. I am so grateful to be back as a Moorefield Station Shark this year and am looking forward to seeing our students grow and succeed this year!