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. Taylor Barberet is the School Counselor for students in the 7th 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.
Mr. Michael Lynch is the School Counselor for students in the 8th grade. He attended the University of Delaware and received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He went on to earn his Masters of Science degree in School Counseling at Southern Connecticut State University, and prior to joining Tyrrell, spent five years as a middle school counselor in the Danbury School District. Mr. Lynch enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and yoga.
Mrs. Wendy Salustro is the School Counselor for students in the 6th 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.
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.