H-B Woodlawn’s Mental Health Team

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We are here to support you!

How to Contact Us for a Confidential Appointment
We welcome students and parents to contact us using the information listed below.  Not sure where to start?  Contact assistant principal, Kate Seche:

Members of Our Team

School Psychologist - Grace Santarelli

Grace Santarelli, MA, NCSP
School Psychologist 
Phone Number: (703) 228-2107

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This is Grace’s 18th year with APS and 25th as a school psychologist. Born and raised in Southern California, she attended UC Santa Barbara for her bachelor’s and masters’ degrees and is nationally certified in her field. Grace’s priority is to help students develop, nurture, and maintain their mental health. She provides individual and group counseling services to HB’s high school students, crisis intervention and support, conducts psychoeducational testing, consults and collaborates with teachers, parents, and community service providers, and assists with the provision of data-driven and culturally/linguistically appropriate interventions. Fluent in Spanish and English, she is also a member of APS’ countywide Multicultural Assessment Team (MAT) and is the school psychologist for the Shriver community as well.

Grace loves traveling, going to the beach, discovering long-lost relatives in foreign countries, listening, cooking, and eating. Sometimes, all at once! She is a former rock climber and high-altitude mountaineer and is a long-distance walker, having completed various routes along the Camino de Santiago across Spain and the Via Francigena in Italy. She spends much of her free time volunteering for non-profit organizations.

School Social Worker - Elizabeth Auten

Elizabeth Auten, MSW
School Social Worker
Phone Number: (703) 228-6362

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Elizabeth studied Sociology at the University of Virginia and received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston College in 2007.  Elizabeth has previously worked with communities in El Salvador, Peru, Nicaragua, and Baltimore and has been with the Arlington Public Schools for 10 years.  Elizabeth loves to travel and has visited over 36 countries!  One of her favorite travel adventures so far involved a snowstorm while hiking between a glacier and a volcano in Iceland.  Closer to home, Elizabeth enjoys biking, cooking spicy food, drinking tea, and practicing yoga.

Elizabeth supports our H-B middle school students through individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and close collaboration with the middle school teams. She loves it when students just stop by her office for tea and conversation!  Elizabeth works with all H-B families to provide confidential community resource referrals and completes sociocultural assessments as part of the special education process.  As a Spanish speaker, Elizabeth partners with the English Learner program at H-B Woodlawn to support newcomers to the U.S.

Substance Abuse Counselor - Siobhan Bowler

Siobhan Bowler, MA, MAC, CSAC
Substance Abuse Counselor

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Siobhan is in her 20th year with the Arlington Public Schools and 11 years at HB. She’s also the proud parent of two APS alumni, including an HB alumnus. Siobhan provides the full range of school-based substance abuse counseling services at HB, Swanson Middle School, and Dorothy Hamm Middle School. Services include classroom presentations, confidential counseling, referral to treatment, and consultation with parents and staff. At HB, Siobhan also provides general counseling and conducts risk assessments when other members of the mental health team are unavailable.

Siobhan earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Ceder Crest College, a women’s College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Counseling from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. She holds both national and state credentials in substance abuse counseling. Siobhan spends her free time gardening, working out, reading, traveling to visit family on the East Coast, and, when possible, escaping to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

School Intervention Counselor - Starlene Aydlett

Starlene Aydlett
School Intervention Counselor
Phone Number: (703) 228-6363

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Starlene is originally from Arizona and earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University.  Shortly after graduating, she moved to California and began her counseling career.

After living in California for four years, Starlene moved to Virginia and earned a Master of Arts degree from Hampton University.   She loved the Hampton area, so she decided to make it her home and continued to serve students and families.  Eventually, Starlene began working for Hampton City Schools and started her career as a school counselor.  She served 15 years as an elementary school counselor and then made the big jump to high school.  Starlene was a high school counselor for five years before accepting her current position with Arlington Public Schools.

Starlene’s role as a School Intervention Counselor is to provide support, primarily in a group setting, to students who need additional focused emotional support during the school day. She is looking forward to getting to know the students and families at H-B Woodlawn and having a great transitional year!