PES School Counselors

School Counselor's Purpose

A school counselor's primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal and social development of all students. To meet the needs of all students and families, a school counselor may meet individually with students or in small groups. They may also conduct classroom lessons, meet with parents or guardians, and collaborate with teachers and staff. Any student can request to meet with the school counselor or they may be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent.

The Role of the School Counselor

At Penacook Elementary School some of the responsibilities of the school counselor include:

  • Whole Classroom Instruction
  • Small group and individual counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Behavior Management programs and plan
  • Intervention Team and Special Education Team Member
  • Coordinator of student services with community providers
  • 504 Coordinator
  • Homeless Liason

Family Support Worker

Penacook Elementary School is fortunate to have a family support worker, who is also a certified school counselor. The family support worker assists parents and guardians in accessing community services and overcoming hurdles that impact a child's performance at school. Families and students can work with Mrs. Walsh-Green in the school setting or at home. Students may work in groups or individually.

Contact Information:

School Counselor K-5: Melinda Frain

mfrain@mvsdpride.org753-4891X 320Hours Monday- Friday 8:00am - 3:15pm

Family Support Worker: Dianne Walsh Green

dwashgreen@mvsdpride.org753-4891 X219Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm

Learning & Adjustment Program Counselor: Laura Urie

lurie@mvsdpride.org753-4891 X204Hours: Monday, Friday afternoons, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings