Welcome Back Patriots!

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    **Parents & Families,

    Everyone here at PRES are continuously focusing on ways to give the most support and resources to all of our students and families.  As we continue to grow and learn together, I hope you are able to see our commitment and believe that these are not just words that we are sharing. These are the times where it really does take a village for the greater good for our students and now more than ever, we need your support. Our teachers, paraprofessionals, administration, specialist and front office team are all navigating together this new platform so our students can continue to receive the best education possible. If you have a question or concern including but not limited to teachers/paras/specialist who are working with your children, please contact us first so we can see how we can work together to find a solution. We are confident that if we work together and support our community, our students will succeed and be resilient during this challenge we as a nation are facing.

    We are available via email for assistance at:

    donovanrl@staffordschools.net, or spiveylr@staffordschools.net.

    With Love, Mrs. Donovan & Mrs. Spivey

                      Donovan            Spivey

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PRES Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the PRES School Counseling web page. Park Ridge has two wonderful full time counselors, LaKetra Spivey and Renee Donovan. As professional school counselors, we are "committed to delivering a comprehensive, data driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment" for our students- in accordance with the American School Counselor Association National Model. We are committed to supporting and assisting you and your children. Our hope is that this page will be helpful to you in many ways including understanding our services as well as being a resource for information of areas of concern for you and your children. Please feel free to contact us and let us know how we can be of assistance.

PRES Counselor Highlights

Mrs. LaKetra Spivey

Phone: 540-658-6320 x 115


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Criminal Justice M.S. Marriage and Family Counseling M.A. School Counseling

Mrs. LaKetra Spivey

Welcome Park Ridge Patriots! I am Mrs. LaKetra Spivey and I am so happy to be one of the  full time counselors at PRES.  I love this school and I love getting to meet all the children and their families.  My role is to help each and every one to learn skills and develop mindsets for growth and success.  Success is not only related to academics but also to becoming a kind, helpful and responsible citizen and to demonstrate Patriot PRIDE!!!!

I am originally from North Carolina where I received both my B.S. in Criminal Justice and my M.A. in School Counseling. I also obtained a M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Walden University. I have worked with students for the last seven years in various settings and I bring my passion, dedication, and understanding with me to work with each student as an individual. I look forward to working with the students and providing them the essentials they need to navigate their way through school and life's challenges and celebrate their successes! Let's have an amazing year Patriot family!

Mrs. Renee Donovan



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Renee Donovan

I am Renee Donovan, one of the school counselors at Park Ridge Elementary School. I am excited to meet all the students and families in the next few weeks. As the school counselor, I am dedicated to ensuring that your child has every opportunity to succeed in a safe, nurturing environment. Our goal is that your child will be enriched intellectually, emotionally, and socially so that they will become productive citizens and life-long learners. Throughout the year, I will present lessons in the classroom, such as study skills, friendship skills, healthy choices, problem-solving, and other topics. In addition, the counseling department offers many programs and resources to meet the needs of all our students and parents. 

I received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Wake Forest University. This is my second year as a school counselor at Park Ridge Elementary School. 

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s success at school, please feel free to contact me at 540-658-6320 or donovanrl@staffordschools.net



    • Individual Counseling
    • Small Groups Counseling
    • Classroom REACH (Relationships, Emotions, Academics College/Career/Character & Health
    • Parent Consultation and Support
    • Teacher Consultation and Support
    • Character Education
    • PRIDE program
    • Career Day
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Holiday Assistance
    • Veteran's Day Celebration with our Music teacher, Ms. Forren.
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