Dedham Middle School


School counselors, school psychologists, and adjustment counselors help children and adolescents succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. 

At DMS, they collaborate with parents, administrators, educators, and families to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. 

For more information regarding counseling and mental health support and services in the Dedham Public Schools, please contact the Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Ashley Dubé (

Meet our DMS Counseling Team:

Cate Barclay, MA Ed.S, NCSP: School Psychologist (781) 310-7011

Alison Burke, MS/CAGS, NCSP : School Psychologist (781) 310 - 7012      

Kristen Mitchell, MSW, LCSW : Adjustment Counselor (781) 310 - 7015

Christie Parker, M.A., P.D. : School Psychologist (781) 310 - 7016

Elizabeth Pedersen, M.ED: School Counselor (781) 310 - 7013

Kevin Podolski, M.ED: School Counselor (781) 310 - 7115

Kevin Quaranto, M.ED: School Counselor (781) 310 - 7315

 Mary-Jean Beaumont, Guidance secretary/Registrar (781) 310 - 7017


Resources to Help Our Kids Thrive: Kids, Phones and Social Media. Check out this helpful link from the Child Mind Institute. Click HERE .

March 2021 -- Grade 8 Transition Assembly

Our Counseling Department has attended the following trainings/workshops (2017-2023):