Mrs. Riley

Counselor Corner

Dear DDE Families:

I am pleased to be working alongside the teachers and staff at Donlin Drive Elementary as the new School Counselor! My role as counselor is to provide meaningful services to all students to enhance their learning experience at DDE through individual, small group and classroom instruction.

Throughout the year, small group counseling will be offered to address a number of needs such as: adjusting to a new building, making friends, social skill development, managing one’s feelings and academic readiness. Student groups will be formed based on need. Staff members, parent(s)/guardian can refer students but please know that students must have a signed permission slip in order to participate in the group.

Students can always request to meet with me for one-on-one support. As the school counselor, I can provide individual counseling. However, often times ongoing individual counseling is best provided outside of school depending on the need. Referrals can be made through the counseling office.

Please know that if you have any concerns and would like to speak with me personally, I can be reached at 315-453-0249 ext. 2322 or by email Your child’s social, emotional and academic growth is important to me and I look forward to being a member of your child’s team.

I look forward to working with you.


Sarah Riley