Mental Health Team

Del ValleEduardo Del Valle, Bilingual School Counselor

Eduardo Del Valle started in DCPS in 2008 when hired as a Bilingual School Psychologist for Powell ES. He completed a 1,200 hours psychology internship at Prince Georges County Public Schools from 2007-08. His career in education started back in 1995 as a public school English teacher at the Department of Education of Puerto Rico. He then moved to found a private school (Academia Cristiana Catacumba) in 1998 and became school principal for five years. After that he stayed two additional years as a middle-high school learning center director. Mr. Del Valle is also a veteran of the Gulf War and served onboard the USCGC Gallatin, and later became an aviator and flew the C-130 aircraft. He also served his community in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico as youth pastor and elder in a church, and was the director of the church’s community outreach effort. He’s also been a radio broadcaster, public speaker, actor, coach, and currently holds the best job any person can hope for; the parent of two precious jewels God has graced him with, my two children.

ManningLauren Manning, School Counselor

Lauren Manning joined the Powell staff in 2009 as the school counselor. Ms. Manning previously worked at the elementary and high school levels in Albemarle County School (Virginia). She completed both her B.A. in History with a minor in Special Education and an M.Ed in School Counseling (PK-12) at the University of Virginia. Ms. Manning is a native Washingtonian. However, this is her first year with DC Public Schools.

HazellChantel Hazell, Psychologist


My name is Chantel Hazell. I will be joining Powell ES as a School Psychologist. I am from the Bronx, New York and moved to Virginia after obtaining my graduate degree. I graduated from SUNY Albany with a Bachelors in Psychology. While in undergrad I was afforded the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Dominican Republic and study the language as well as the culture. Post Bachelors I graduated from The College of Saint Rose where I obtained my Masters in Educational Psychology and CAS in School Psychology. I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year!

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