• Welcome to our 2018-2019 school year! School Counselors are here to facilitate academic, career and social/emotional development with all of our Mayfield students. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

    Academic goal: Students will acquire the academic preparation essential to choose from a variety of educational, training and employment options upon completion of secondary school.

    Career goal: Students will investigate the world of work in order to make informed career decisions. Please see resources related to Career Development. 

    Personal/Social goal: Students will acquire an understanding of and respect for self and others, and the skills to be responsible citizens.


    About Our Counselors

    Heather Peterson 

    I would like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Heather Peterson and I am the lead counselor here at Mayfield Intermediate School. This is my 11th year with Manassas City Public schools. I previously served as an Elementary School Counselor for eight years at Jennie Dean Elementary. In 2005, I graduated from George Mason University with my undergraduate degree in Psychology. I later attended Marymount University, where I graduated in 2008 with my Master’s Degree in School Counseling, PreK-12th grade. In 2014, I attended Virginia Tech, earning my Educational Specialist Degree in Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies. Working with students is my passion and I absolutely love the students in Manassas City. As a school counselor, I provide students with academic, career and social emotional supports. This is done through classroom lessons, small group and individual counseling. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. I look forward to supporting you and your student during the 2018-2019 school year. 


     Amber Dutchess

    Hello! My name is Amber Dutchess and this is my fourth year at Mayfield Intermediate. I am originally from Pennsylvania and received my Masters in School Counseling from Edinboro University. I live with my husband and three dogs and love working with students! 5th and 6th graders are the best ages to work with and I look forward to working with your child! 


Meet The Counselors