St. Johnsbury School

School Counseling Department

Welcome to the St. Johnsbury School Counseling site!

Many of our kids have been hearing about COVID-19 for weeks at school, from friends, on the news, and at home, and while they might not know how to appropriately express their feelings about the situation, they might be holding on to some pretty strong worries. We are here to support you and your child (children) through this unpredictable time.

Feel free to reach out to your School Counselor for any resources, concerns, or just to check in.

PreK: Jen Nelson - 802-424-0170 or

Kindergarten - Second Grade: Dawn Aguirre - 802-467-0722 or

Third - Fifth Grade: Mandy Silva - 802-441-3228 or

Sixth - Eighth Grade: Melissa Maney - 802-467-0778 or

School Counselors are available Mon-Fri from 7:30am-3:30pm - feel free to call or email!

Emergency Numbers

Northeast Kingdom Human Services

Phone: (802) 748-3181

Department for Children and Families

Phone: (800) 649-5285

The mission of the School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program of services that promotes the development of students' academic, personal/social, and career strengths to become lifelong learners, productive workers, and responsible citizens in the school and community. Through counseling, advocacy, collaboration, leadership, and systemic change, our counselors help students navigate to achieve personal excellence.

Effective school counseling programs are a collaborative effort between the school counselor, parents and other educators to create an environment that promotes student achievement. The St. Johnsbury School counselors value and respond to the diversity and individual differences of ALL the St. Johnsbury School students. We believe that our comprehensive school counseling program will ensure equitable access to opportunities and curriculum for ALL students to participate fully in the educational process.