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Counseling Department

Department Head: Antoinette Phillips
Phone: 240-740-6120


Announcements/Up-Coming Events 

Need help with the challenges of distance learning? Attend HOMEWORK CLUB! Every Friday from 11:20 am - 12:20 pm. New members welcome!

What: Homework Club

When (NEW TIME!): Every Friday from 11:20 am - 12:20 p.m.

Who: All welcome

Where: https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/89827198613?pwd=MVpkcm4vS2hYR21lSWttaFdnSnQvQT09

Meeting ID: 898 2719 8613

Passcode: Homework


RM Counselors will be available on a live open Zoom every Tuesday from 11:30 - 12:00 pm to answer questions, share tips and to generally support your online learning experience.  All RM students are welcome. 

Please note that this is an open and general session.  Any student who is experiencing personal or mental health needs and who feels that he/she/they needs a greater level of individual support should contact his/her/their counselor for an individual meeting.  County mental health and crisis support resources can also be accessed here

Zoom information for the live sessions can be accessed here  https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/91568529648?pwd=L2J6OXgxVXl0N04zUDhwR1liN1hrQT09 or on the RM Counseling Department Virtual Wellness page.


The 2020-2021 FARMS application is live! Apply ASAP to avoid any delays in September: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application


MCPS has launched the Parent Academy To Go series, an online resource to provide parents with "How To"  technology videos in multiple languages.  This resource was created for parents to help students with remote learning. Below is the link for the first of a four-part series,  How to Sign In to A Chromebook video:


We will also offer the video in Spanish, Amharic, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese and French and future topics will include How to Join Zoom Meetings, How to Navigate myMCPS Classroom and How to Use Google Classroom. The online videos will be available at www.mcpsparentacademy.org.


COVID-19 Community Resources (updated regularly!)


Emergency Closure Meals Service for MCPS Students


Join the RMHS Counseling Listserv!

The Listserv will share information regarding school and community events, scholarship and program opportunities, and other counseling office updates. To join CLICK HERE and click on ‘Join Group’ in the top left. Once you have joined the group, any new postings will be directly emailed to you.


The mission of the School Counseling Department at RMHS is to support academic achievement, career planning, interpersonal relationships, personal responsibility, and other skills essential to being a productive citizen. This is accomplished by:....more

New Student Enrollment Information

IN-PERSON ENROLLMENTS: Student enrollments can continue to be completed virtually; however, if you would like to complete your child's enrollment in person, please follow the process outlined below: 

  • Email Ms. Erin Stamets, Registrar, at Erin_M_Stamets@mcpsmd.org to set up an enrollment appointment. Alternatively, you can call Ms. Stamets at 240-740-6122 to set up an appointment. 
  • Ms. Stamets will coordinate with families to set up 1 hour appointments Tuesday morning from 8-12 or Thursday afternoon from 1-3. 
  • One parent and one student may enter the building through the main office doors for the 1 hour pre-determined appointment.
  • Walk in appointments cannot be accommodated due to restrictions related to Covid-19. 

Virtual Enrollments: Parents/guardians should visit the MCPS website to begin the process: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/enroll/index.aspx. After you complete the required information, someone from RM will be in contact with you for next steps. 

The following documents are required to complete your student’s enrollment:

Failure to bring in all of the documents needed for enrollment will delay your student’s enrollment at Richard Montgomery High School.

Counseling Staff

Counseling Office Secretary

Ms. Deanne Weiler

 Registrar Ms. Erin Stamets  
hull College Career Coordinator Ms. Mary Hull 


Students are assigned to counselors according to the student's last name.  You may email any counselor by clicking on his/her name.


Ms. Antoinette Phillips

Resource Counselor


Ms. Evan Anderson

G, H, I


Ms. Shannon Chen 

C, E 


Mr. Paul Craft 

P, R, U


Mr. Geoffrey Finch

Ba - Ben, S

AD James

Mr. Austin-Drake James

Beo-Bz, L 

LeBright Ms. Erica LeBright

A, W, X
McKelvey Ms. Brigid McKelvey

J, N, O, Q, Y, Z
Click here for Temporary Counselor Assignments 
D, T, V

Turner Mr. Marcus Turner 

F, M
image Ms. Karla Lepinsky

ESOL Counselor

Other Counseling Staff


 image Ms. Tawana Harris

Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW)
  image Ms. Lisa Nesson

School Psychologist