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Our Mission is to prepare all students to reach their full potential as life-long learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community.

Counseling


Mrs. Maggie Hassey - 6th grade counselor (203) 341-1612 msamolis@westport.k12.ct.us

Mrs. Ellen Redgate - 8th grade counselor (203) 341-1668 eredgate@westport.k12.ct.us

Ms. Stephanie Voucas- 7th grade counselor (203) 341-1606 svoucas@westport.k12.ct.us

Dr. Cheryl Balkcom - School Psychologist (203) 341-1678 cbalkcom@westport.k12.ct.us

Mrs. Diann Clark - Guidance Secretary (203) 341-1607 dclark@westport.k12.ct.us



Events

Counseling services focus on three main aspects of development:

  • Academic - Academic Guidance
  • College and Career - College and career awareness, exploration and planning services
  • Personal/Social - Social, emotional counseling services to students and their families

Components of the Counseling Program

* Classroom Counseling (monthly) also known as Developmental Guidance
* Individual and small group counseling
* Parent and staff consultation
* Coordination of school-wide programs
* Consultation with outside agencies

How does the child see the counselor?

* Student Support Team & I.E.P.
* Teacher Referral
* Administrative referral
* Parent referral
* Self-referral

Reasons for visiting the counselor:

* Study skills
* Anger Management
* Friendship concerns

* New school situation
* School Concerns

* Family Concerns
* Happy Occasions
* Family Health Issues
* Any area of concern

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