Wilson School Counselors
Our school counselors are committed to working with all students to help them achieve their full potential. We collaborate with school staff, families, and the community to create a safe, respectful learning environment where young people can take personal and academic risks as they grow into empathetic, productive, positive members of society.
We look forward to working with you!
I am new to Wilson Middle School as a first-year School Counselor. I graduated from Boston College in Human Development Psychology and then received my Master's from Suffolk University in Counseling in Education. In 1998, I was hired as a Crisis Counselor at Glastonbury High School in Glastonbury, CT before I pursued a career in Law Enforcement. After a few years of working in Miami-Dade County as a police officer, I was fortunate to be hired by the Natick Police Department and relocate my family back to my hometown! After 16 years of service, 6 as a School Resource Officer, I was blessed to be hired at Wilson Middle School. I've always been passionately advocating for our youth and I'm beyond excited to work here with a fantastic staff! I've been happily married for 18 years and I have a 17-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter. I'm also in my third year as the Natick High Boys Varsity Soccer Coach.
I am beyond excited to begin a new role here at Wilson as the 5th grade guidance counselor. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Merrimack College and my graduate degree in Professional Psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College). I have worked in local schools for the past 7 years as a counselor, teaching assistant, and in other student support roles. I am eager to build trusting relationships with students, staff, and parents in the Natick community. Middle school can often be regarded as the "challenging" or "awkward" years, but I feel fortunate to be involved at a time when so much development and learning takes place that allows students to build their skills and find themselves as adolescents. I have always loved working with kids and appreciate the unique insight they offer. I am happily married to my husband, Brendan, for almost 10 years and am a busy mom to my daughter (6 years) and son (4 years). I value the importance of time spent with family and friends, and of course, my dog, Remy. I also love home projects, traveling, and have a deep love for musical theater (although you would never catch me on the stage!).
I have worked as a school counselor at the Wilson Middle School for ten years, and I have loved growing and working with this vibrant community. I know that the middle school years can be tough, but love helping students and families through these challenging times. I got my BA at Stonehill College in 2003, and completed my Masters at Boston College in 2006. One of my greatest accomplishments at Wilson has been the creation of the Mentoring Program, which was created to connect students with adults in school through activities and building relationships. Outside of being a counselor, I love theatre and the arts and have the joy of directing the school musical and the spring play which I have done for the past 9 years. I have a one year old son, who is keeping me on my toes!
I have worked in the Natick Public Schools for 24 years. I have been at Wilson for eight years, the last four of which I have been serving as a School Counselor. I great faith in young people and consider it a privilege to work with the families at Wilson. I received my undergraduate degree at the University of New Hampshire and my Master's of Education in Counseling at Bridgewater State University. My husband and I have three children, ages 21, 19 and 17, all of whom went through Wilson. Outside of Wilson Middle School, I co-facilitate the Johnson School Peacemakers, serve on the Artistic Committee and perform with a local community choir, Sound & Spirit, and enjoy spending time with family and friends.