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The Mission of the Middle School Counseling program is to support the social, emotional and behavioral needs of students to promote educational success.


Middle School Counselors believe…

  • Students deserve a safe and nurturing learning environment.
  • Students achieve greater success when their social, emotional, and behavioral needs are met.
  • Students’ emotional well-being is the shared responsibility of students, parents, staff members, and the community.
  • Students with developmentally appropriate social skills perform better in all settings.
  • Students become productive learners when they demonstrate personal responsibility, make positive life choices, and develop effective coping skills.


What do Middle School Counselors do?

Counselors assist students who are having social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties which impact their learning. Middle School Counselors provide a link between home, school, and community.


The Middle School Counselors provide:

  • Student Support through individual or small group sessions.
  • Classroom Support through observations, consultations, and presentations on pertinent topics.
  • Parent Support through referrals to community agencies based on specific needs.
  • Student Support Team assistance acting as a vital member of this multidisciplinary team to further promote student success.
  • Crisis Intervention through individual student support, in-class intervention, and consultation with parents, teachers, or staff.


Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can receive services?
A: Typically, the Middle School Counselor works with students who are having difficulties that are impacting their learning. Students are usually referred by teachers, staff, or parents. They can also refer themselves.

Q: When do Middle School Counselors see students?
A: During the school day.  The frequency and duration will be based on need.

Q: What is the best way to contact the Middle School Counselors?
A: By phone or email. These are listed on the school web page.

Q: Do services continue every year?
A: No. Services are not automatically continued the next year, but can resume if needed.

Counseling Secretary
Tani Doll
x 4604

Social Worker
Derek Mazur
x 4610


Sarah Bessolo
x 4615

Speech Therapist
Alena Bacalia
x 4610

School Psychologist
Faryn Scarlett
x 4614

English Learner 
Gabrielle Hanna-Breneau
x 4625