The School Counseling staff at the Lurgio Middle School is an essential component to successful communication at Lurgio.  School counselors are available to all students and parents to discuss academic, social, and emotional situations or concerns that may impact a student's school life.  Students or parents may request individual consultations or group meetings as needs arise.
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Sarah Demers
Counselor last names H-R
Sarah Demers has been employed by the Bedford School District since 2004. She started as a 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. Throughout her time in Bedford, she moved back and forth between 7th and 8th grade teaching Language Arts, Social Studies and Science. She recently finished her Masters in School Counseling program at Rivier University and is excited to embark on her new journey as a school counselor.

Claudette Stone
Behavior Specialist 504 Coordinator • website
Claudette Stone has worked as a Resource Teacher for 7th and 8th grades at Lurgio.  She is certified in Special Education and Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities and has been in the field for over 10 years. Mrs. Stone stresses proactive solutions to behavioral difficulties and works with students to identify goals and strategies for successful social skills.
Al Fredette
Counselor last names A-G
Al Fredette has been employed by the Bedford School District since 1980, first as a Social Studies teacher in the seventh and eighth grade, then as a school counselor.  At Lurgio he is involved with technology and theatre events, Technology Students Association (TSA), FIRST Robotics at RAL and BHS, and the Mt. Cardigan Unit. 

Beth Fitzgerald
Beth Fitzgerald is the secretary for the Lurgio School Counseling Office.  She supports the counselors and specialists with phone calls, scheduling appointments, updating 504 plans, and maintaining files.  Mrs. Fitzgerald also registers new students, coordinates private school paperwork, and student withdrawals. 
Donna LaRue
Youth Counselor RAL
Counselor last names S-Z • website
Donna LaRue is the Youth Counselor for Lurgio.  She works with middle school students and has functioned as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 1990.  Ms. LaRue is the advisor for Lurgio's S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club.