CRMS STUDENT SERVICES

Welcome

Student Services is here to help if you are having a problem that is creating difficulty for you at school. This may include:


  • Conflict with teachers or friends

  • Difficulty managing anger and frustration

  • Physical health issues

  • Concerns about a friend or classmate

  • Difficulty with organization, time management or planning

  • Family issues

  • Problems with attendance or wanting to come to school

  • Worry, fear and anxiety

  • Problems with a teacher or staff member

  • Concerns about your safety in or out of school

  • Bullying or harrassment

  • Social isolation

  • Sadness, hopelessness, and withdrawal

  • Suicidal thoughts


Mission: To help all students reach their full potential educationally, socially, physically and emotionally by working with students, teachers, parents and the community

THE STUDENT SERVICES TEAM

Tanya Young (she, her, hers), School Counselor

I have been a middle school School Counselor for over 20 years. I truly enjoy working with students in this age group. They keep me on my toes and warm my heart each and every day. I feel so lucky to be able to assist students. Middle school isn’t always easy, but each triumph I get to witness, and maybe even be a part of, makes it all worthwhile!

In addition to having a job that fills me with pride, I am also grateful for being born and raised right here in MidCoast Maine. My husband and I, along with our beagle Kaiah, enjoy spending time outside whether it be hiking, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, working in the flower bed or vegetable garden, relaxing under the shade tree, or trying to stay upright when we cross country ski (some things were easier to do 30 years ago!). I also enjoy cooking, especially when I have time to indulge our family and friends with a “gourmet” meal.

Contact: tanya.young@fivetowns.net, ext 2159

Located in the alcove next to Ms Burwell in the 8th grade wing

Gretchen Kuhn (she, her, hers), School Nurse

I grew up in New York state in a family of six. As a child I spent lots of time playing in the woods and by a stream in our backyard. In the winter, I would bring a sled to the bus stop and after school would slide down a path to my house. It was a great way to end my school day! After high school, I went to college and as a sophomore I attended a 26 day Outward Bound course here in Penobscot Bay. With that, my love of the ocean and the outdoors was sealed! I became an instructor and licensed captain for Outward Bound, leading wilderness trips in Maine, Florida, and Europe. After a decade of ocean adventures and travels, I returned to the MidCoast to become a Nurse - following in the footsteps of my mother. It has been my privilege to partner with the amazing team at CRMS. Supporting the health and wellness of middle school students is incredibly important for academic success and success in life in general!

Contact: gretchen.kuhn@fivetowns.net, ext 2108

Located off of the main office and next to the doors to the playground

Amy Libby (she, her, hers), School Social Worker

I joined the incredible CRMS team in 2015. After graduating from Camden Hills Regional High School, University of Colorado Boulder and UMAINE, I never imagined returning here. I had set my sights for big city living and a career in international affairs. After traveling across country and living in the Colorado Rockies; family, the sea and the beauty of the MidCoast pulled me back to my old stomping grounds. Seems my guidance counselor knew me better than myself, having guessed I would be a counselor when I grew up. Little did she know that I would later walk the same halls in a role she once held. Middle school and high school was a little rough for me and I often felt alone in my emotional turmoil. My hope is that students know that they do not have to struggle by themselves.

Oh, and this is my dog Potato who makes me smile everyday.

Contact: amy.libby@fivetowns.net, ext 2157

Located in the alcove next to Ms Burwell in the 8th grade wing

Alex Amoroso (he, him, his), School Psychologist

When I was in middle school, I swore I wouldn’t become a boring adult… well at least I tried. When I’m not working, you’ll find me outside digging in the dirt, hiking in the woods, swimming, skiing, or curled up with a good book. Most of all, I love to watch plants and people grow. And just like plants, people need the right conditions to grow. I became a school psychologist to help students have an easier and better time in school. Sometimes we don’t know what we need but know things could be better. That’s one area where Student Services can help! Let’s try to make things a little easier and a little better together.

Contact: alex.amoroso@fivetowns.net, ext 2156

Located in the alcove next to the library in the 8th grade wing

Need to Talk?

You can email any member of the student services team or complete the form below:

AFTER SCHOOL HELP LINES

  • Maine 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (or online chat)

  • National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

  • Trevor Project LGBT Crisis Line: 1-866-488-7386 (online chat or text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200)