Welcome to the 

NMHS School Counseling Department

The New Milford High School Counseling Department is composed of six School Counselors that are dedicated to providing support and resources to all high school students and families. School Counselors are important members of the educational team. They work with administrators, teachers, and outside organizations to provide valuable assistance to students. 

School Counselors help students achieve their academic goals, enhance social and personal development, and assist with college and career planning. 

Counselor Name           Email     Extension Student Breakdown                                                                          

Erin Moriarty moriartye@newmilfordps.org 1153 Grades 9-12   A-Con

Maureen Dougherty doughertym@newmilfordps.org 1156 Grades 9-12   Coo-Gor

Claudia DeMoura demourac@newmilfordps.org         1151 Grades 9-12    Gos-Kli  & all ELL Students

Meg White whitem@newmilfordps.org 1152 Grades 9-12    Klj-Pan

Sierra Calo   calos@newmilfordps.org       1155 Grades 9-12    Pao-Ser

Kia McKelvey mckelveyk@newmilfordps.org 1154 Grades 9-12    Ses-Z 

Tracey Salvatore,  Counseling Secretary  (Ext. 1102) - salvatoret@newmilfordps.org

Hady Medeiros,  Career Center Secretary  (Ext. 1101) - medeirosh@newmilfordps.org

Counselors will respond to email within 24 hours M-F during school hours on open school days.

The NMHS Career Center Padlet offers the latest college & career info & events for New Milford families - categorized - all in one place.  Click on the "EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS" image for one-stop shopping to help with planning for life after high school.  

School Counseling Vision

The School Counselor's role in realizing student potential for healthy growth is focused on three broad areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. This is the core of the content for the Connecticut Comprehensive School Counseling Program, K-12. Academic development includes acquiring skills, attitudes, and knowledge that contribute to effective learning in school; employing strategies to achieve success in school; and understanding the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community. Academic goals support the premise that all students should meet or exceed the local, state, and national goals. Career development goals and competencies ensure that students develop career goals as a result of their participation in a comprehensive plan of career awareness, exploration, and preparation activities. Personal/social development goals guide the school counseling program to provide the foundation for personal and social growth as students progress through school and into adulthood. Personal/social development contributes to academic and career success by helping students understand and respect themselves and others, acquire effective interpersonal skills, understand safety and survival skills, and develop into contributing members of society (A Guide to Comprehensive School Counseling Program Development, State of CT, 2008).

School Counseling Mission

New Milford High School's Comprehensive School Counseling Program mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, and support for student achievement. The Comprehensive School Counseling Program is an integral part of the school's core values and beliefs.