Christy DeFrance


Job Title: 

Guidance Counselor


Christy DeFrance



My name is Christy DeFrance.  I am the school counselor at Monocacy Elementary.  I have been working for Frederick County Public Schools for 26 years.  I was a classroom teacher and then Reading Recovery teacher for 13 years.  This is my thirteenth year working as a school counselor.  I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from West Virginia University in 1989.  I began teaching during the 1989-1990 school year and that summer began working on my master's degree in school counseling.  I earned my master's degree in School Counseling from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, in December of 1995.  I am the proud mother of a 20 year old son named Josh who enjoys filming, editing and skateboarding.  I enjoy scrapbooking, dancing and being involved in my church.   I enjoy coming to work every day and helping children with their feelings and to solve problems.  I believe in every child and helping them on their pathway to success! 
For more information on the Academic, Social/Emotional and Career Development pieces of the school counseling program click here.