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New counselors at DeQuincy, Singer

DeQuincy High

DeQuincy High School announces that Diana Russell has been named the school’s guidance counselor. Mrs. Russell comes to DeQuincy High with a total of 18 years of experience in education.

Russell’s first teaching assignment was at Lakeland Regional Psychiatric Hospital. She also taught in Beauregard Parish for eight years. She served as the guidance counselor for five years at DeQuincy Primary and for three years at DeQuincy Elementary.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Education degree, and has earned an additional 30 graduate hours beyond her master’s degree.

Russell states, “I am excited about working in the high school because I will have been with students from Pre-K through graduation. It has been a joy watching them grow up.”

Originally from Klemme, Iowa, she graduated high school in Republic, Mo. She and her husband, Shawn, moved to Louisiana in 2001, where they now live with their three daughters, Ryleigh, Regan, and Taylor.


 Singer High School has a new counselor, Debbie Brockman, who comes from Texas. She has 37 years of experience in Texas with 24 of those years as high school counselor at Kirbyville High School in Kirbyville, Texas.

She is married to William Brockman. He is the Construction Trades Teacher at Kirbyville High School. She has two grown children, Amy Fountain and Whitney Brockman. Amy is the counselor at Kirbyville High School and Whitney is the Director of Special Education in High Island, Texas.

She is the grandmother of Colton Fountain, senior; Cooper Fountain, 2nd grade; and Colbie Fountain, 3 years old; and the great-grandmother of Cadence Fountain, 1.

Brockman graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas with her Bachelor's Degree. She received her Master's Degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas as well as her counseling certification from Lamar. Prior to becoming high school counselor, she taught 12 years in Kirbyville; grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 3rd and 6th grades. She taught one year in Madisonville, Texas, before moving to Kirbyville.

She comes with lots of experience and is working hard to transfer the knowledge from the Texas Education System to our system. She says that Singer has welcomed her with open arms, and she is so excited to be here and work with students, parents, and teachers.

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