Welcome to the WMS Guidance Department

From left to right: Bill Craft, Danielle Racicot, Margot Spatola, Alison Rogers, Tara Dufour, Kate Mahoney (Department Head), and Jerrie Chandler. Please see our counselor assignment tab for contact information.

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s):

We are excited to see your children at school starting October 1, 2020.

The role of the counselor is to support students academically, emotionally, and socially. We connect with our students through individual appointments, lunch groups, and classroom lessons. We work closely with teachers and administrators. If you need additional support, please see outside supports below:

For Mental Health Support:

www.hrshelps.org/

www.riversidecc.org/child-family-services/emergency-services/

Current Parenting Resources:

https://www.drlisadamour.com/podcast/ (Dr. Lisa Damour, Adolescent columinst for the NY Times, hosts a podcast for parenting in the time of Covid, and other parenting questions)

https://www.nwh.org/classes-and-resources/the-resilience-project (The Resilience Project through Newton Wellesley Hospital, frequently provides parenting webinars. )

https://www.challengesuccess.org/parent-ed-workshops-open-to-the-public/ (Challenge Success offers parenting webinars as well as other resources)




Mission:

Wellesley Middle School is a community where staff members and parents are focused on developing curious, competent, confident, and caring learners.