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. Lindsey Marron - 6th grade counselor (203) 341-1606 lmarron@westportps.org

Ms. Ellen Redgate - 7th grade counselor (203) 341-1668 eredgate@westportps.org

Ms. Jennifer Peppe- 8th grade counselor (203) 341-1605 jpeppe@westportps.org

Dr. Cheryl Balkcom - School Psychologist (203) 341-1678 cbalkcom@westportps.org

Mrs. Janine Muldowney- Guidance Secretary (203) 341-1607 jmuldowneyk@westportps.org

Naviance | Group Counseling


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 (4-6 times a year) 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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