Gr. K-5 Counseling

Elementary school is where children develop their competence and confidence as learners as well as their attitude towards school, self and peers. Counselors play a crucial role in helping to develop the academic, social and emotional skills  that serve as the foundation for career and personal success.


In order to build strong relationships, counselors meet individually with students, work in groups with students and conduct structured lessons in classrooms.

Academic support:
  • Help improve the academic success of all students by monitoring academic progress and working with teachers, students, instructional support teams and families to identify strategies to improve
  • Present lessons in classrooms to teach students organizational and study skills.
Social/emotional support 
  • Work with students with behavioral needs and those experiencing crisis situations.
  • Help students resolve conflict and develop coping skills.
  • Build relationships with all students.
  • Help to promote good character traits through character education programs.
Career development/post secondary planning support  
  • Begin introducing children to various careers and post-secondary options.
Family support
  • Work with parents to implement strategies and programs to help students be successful in school.
  • Serve as a liaison between the school and community agencies to assist parents in obtaining needed services.
Transition support
  • Work with students in kindergarten to help them adjust to school. 
  • Invite new students to lunch. 
  • Work with middle school counselors to help students and their families have a successful transition to 6th grade. 

Elementary Counselors

Administrator for K-5 Counseling
Rebecca Carman, Counseling K-5
Phone: (518)881-0611
E-mail: carmrebe@shenet.org

Arongen
Tracy Rodriguez - 881-0510 x41303
E-mail: rodrtrac@shenet.org

Chango
Andrew Sheehan - 881-0520 x46451
E-mail: sheeandr@shenet.org

Karigon
Debra Reinisch - 881-0530 x42007
E-mail: reindebr@shenet.org

Okte
Erica Rock - 881-0540 x47454
E-mail: rockeric@shenet.org

Orenda
Courtney Swisher - 881-0550 x 43453
E-mail: swiscour@shenet.org

Shatekon
Mary Quinn - 881-0580 x48452
E-mail: quinmary@shenet.org

Skano
Jaclyn Franchini - 881-0560 x 44452
E-mail: franjacl@shenet.org

Tesago
Amy Quinlivan - 881-0570 x 45304
E-mail: quinamy@shenet.org, Webpage



Links for K-5 Students

PBS Kids
Scholastic Kids
Online Safety Quiz
FBI for Kids
Netsmartz Kids
National Geographic Kids
Kids.gov
Sports Science
4Kids
A guide to getting along


Links for K-5 Parents

FBI Safety
iSafe Internet Safety
Netsmartz
Online Grief Support
Adolescent Psychology
Kids Health
Simply Parenting
Terrific Parenting