Counseling Center

Mission Statement of Woodland’s Comprehensive Counseling Program

The mission of Woodland School District counseling program is to provide comprehensive, developmental counseling, addressing academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. In partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and community members we seek to develop in each and every student an understanding of the importance of hard work and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect educational and career opportunities. We encourage and support each student in maximizing his or her potential and becoming a productive, contributing member of society.


Mr. Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson5th and 6th Grade Counselor

I graduated from Warner Pacific in Portland, Oregon and have my master's in School Counseling. I love all sports and coach football, basketball, and track. Other than sports some of my favorite activities are movies and traveling. I am excited to continue to be a part of the Woodland community and look forward to another great year!

Contact Information:
nelsonbe@woodlandschools.org
360-841-2850

Mr. Garrett DeGraaff

Garret Degraff7th and 8th Grade Counselor

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with my bachelor’s degree and from George Fox University with my master's degree in School Counseling. Personally, I love to play or watch any sport you can think of and I love spending time with my wife and children. I am excited to continue forming great relationships with staff, students, and parents!

Contact Information:
degraafg@woodlandschools.org
360-841-2850