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What is a Student Services Team?

The goal of the Student Services Team is to help every student improve academic achievement, personal and social development, and career planning. This is done through collaboration with students, parents, and school staff and by following a comprehensive guidance curriculum which includes meeting with students on an individual, small group, and classroom setting. In addition, Student Services Team members are instrumental in the transition between grade levels and are in charge of course selection and scheduling classes for every student.

Guidance Team

Name Title Student Group
Stephanie Walker  Guidance Counselor  A-CH
Mary McManamon
 Guidance Counselor CI-FI
Julie Mazur  Guidance Counselor FL-JA
Lauren Wood
 Guidance Counselor JE-MCK
 Erica Sumpter  Guidance Counselor  MCL-PO
 Priyadarshani Samaroo  Guidance Counselor  PR-SM
Weslee Aristor   Guidance Counselor SN-Z
Sarah Bateman  College and Career Post-Secondary Planning & Scholarships
Brandi Heidelberg  Career Specialist CTE Dual Enrollment
Neva Mitchell  504 Coordinator 504 Plans and Meetings
Simone Webster  Staffing Specialist ESE Services
Margaret Beadle  Registrar Enrollment
Cheryl Koncz  Student Services Clerk Transcript Requests
Wanda Perdue
 SAFE Coordinator Mental Health Services,

What is comprehensive guidance?

The School Counseling program is a comprehensive, preventative, and data-driven program. Our mission, as Professional School Counselors, is to ensure that all students have access to services addressing their academic, career, personal/ social, and multicultural needs. This is accomplished through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and systemic change. In doing so, we strive to contribute towards the district’s goal of aiding in the overall development and academic success of each student.

Professional school counselors are certified counselors trained in school counseling, possessing the unique qualifications and skills to address all students’ academic, personal/social, career and developmental needs. They have a master’s degree or higher in school counseling or related field, uphold the ethical and professional standards of professional counseling associations, and play a vital role in maximizing student achievement.

Student Services Team members, including Professional School Counselors, ESOL Compliance Specialist, Staffing Specialist, CTE Specialist, College & Career Specialist, SAFE Coordinator, Testing Coordinator, Academic Coaches, and more, are responsible for working together to incorporate leadership, advocacy, and collaboration to promote equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students. Collaborating with other stakeholders to promote student achievement, professional school counselors address the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs that are a part of a comprehensive school counseling programs. American School Counselor Association (ASCA 2007)

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What is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports?

MTSS is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. The integrated instruction and intervention is provided to students at varying levels of intensity based on student need. The goal is to prevent problems and intervene early so that students can be successful. More information about the Multi-Tiered System