School Counseling

School Counseling

According to the American School Counselor Association, middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team member with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success. 


**To reach us, please email your child's counselor directly, or call the main number 203-879-8151 and press "0" and ask to speak with us**  

Mrs. Barberet

Mrs. Taylor Barberet is the School Counselor for students in the 8th grade. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She went on to earn her Masters of Education degree in School Counseling at Suffolk University Boston. Prior to joining Tyrrell, she spent 5 years as a middle school counselor in Lawrence, MA and Farmington, CT.  Mrs. Barberet enjoys cooking, kayaking and spending time with her family.  

TBarberet@wolcottps.org 

Mrs. Salustro

Mrs. Wendy Salustro is the School Counselor for students in the 7th grade.  She attended Trinity College in Hartford and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, and her Masters in School Counseling from Fairfield University. Mrs. S enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family.  

WSalustro1@wolcottps.org 

Mrs. McGowan

Mrs. Ashley McGowan is the School Counselor for students in the 6th grade.  She attended Fitchburg State College and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and her Masters in School Counseling from University of New Hampshire. Mrs. McGowan enjoys reading, spending time with her children and husband on the athletic fields!

AMcGowan@wolcottps.org

Mrs. Gorton

Mrs. Amanda Gorton is the School Psychologist at Tyrrell and is available to students in all grade levels. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Sacred Heart University and a Masters Degree and Certificate of Advanced Study  in School Psychology from Fairfield University. Mrs. Gorton enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking and spending time at the beach in Maine. 

AGorton1@wolcottps.org