Partica A.M. Batten, a public school guidance counselor who served for most of her career at Prince George’s County’s Glendale Elementary School, died Aug. 8 at her home in Germantown. She was 42.

The cause was cancer, said her mother, Mary Jackson.

Mrs. Batten began her career with the Prince George’s Schools in 2001 as a guidance counselor at Concord Elementary School. She transferred to Glendale about a year later and was a counselor there until May of this year when ill health led her to retire.

Early in her career, she was a counselor at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center in Rockville.

Partica Ann Moore was born in Silver Spring. She graduated in 1988 from John F. Kennedy High School and in 1993 from St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Va. In 1996 she received a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Bowie State University.

In May, Mrs. Batten received an award from the Prince George’s public schools for making a “positive difference” in the lives of children and their families.

Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Adrian Batten of Germantown; and her mother, Mary Jackson, and grandmother, Anna Hebron, both of Silver Spring.

— Bart Barnes