Welcome back to another great school year!  My name is Gretchen Brinkler and I want to introduce myself as the school counselor at Bristol Consolidated School.  Having spent 12 years as a counselor in RSU #1 area schools, I was very excited to have the opportunity to join the wonderful school community here in Bristol in 2016.
I love working directly with students in all kinds of ways - classes, small groups and individually, but I also work closely with our school social workers, Kristen Travers-Whitmore and Lydia Crafts, as well as many community agencies to connect families with resources, referrals, and support during difficult times.  The school counseling program is here to support students and their families, and work together with teachers and administration to help provide an environment at BCS that will assist all students in achieving the skills and knowledge necessary to be productive, contributing young members of society.  If you have questions or concerns about your child that you would like to discuss, or would just like more information about supports available to students, please call (677-2678), email (gbrinkler@aos93.org) or stop by my office anytime.  I am at BCS Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week and am really looking forward to continuing to work with all of the students and families here this year.