The mission of Thomas Jefferson High School’s Department of Student Services (DSS) is to provide students with a safe, optimum environment in which to grow and realize their potential in the academic and personal/social areas of their lives.
The holistic education of each young person is the foundation of our approach for and with students. All individual conferences, group meetings, school-wide programs, and the other services we provide encompass this mission.
From the beginning of freshman year to graduation day, the Student Services Department continuously works with students and their parents/guardians to design an academic plan that advances personal goals and satisfies the rigorous graduation requirements for a ‘TJ Diploma’.
During the academic year, the Student Services Department offers a variety of programs on subjects ranging from ethics and leadership to the college application and transition process. Through newsletters, guidebooks and other publications, the DSS keeps the TJ community informed of student-related issues, resources and important calendar dates.
-Brandon Kosatka: Director of Student Services
Student Services Staff
Elizabeth West | EJWest@fcps.edu | 703-750-8340
Department Administrator for: Counselors, College and Career Center, Special Education, Student Information Assistant, Assessment Coach/Testing Supervisor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Itinerants, Intervention Specialist/System of Support Advisor