Thursday, August 15, 2013

BHS: Counseling News


On behalf of the Counseling Team:

Hello,

We hope this message finds you all enjoying a nice summer break and you’re rejuvenated and  (almost!) ready for the new school year to begin!

There have been some changes in the Counseling Department this summer and we want to make all of our returning students and families aware of these changes. We are thrilled to inform you that last winter the School Board approved an additional School Counselor position, which means that student caseloads have decreased and the school counselors will have more time for each of their students. With this change comes movement in the caseload assignments, so please be look at the list below and see if you/your student will be working with a new counselor this year. Please know that the department works as a team to ensure that the transition from one counselor to another is as seamless as possible. We are especially sensitive to the fact that this is a big year for our Seniors and college application process will continue to be followed closely.

Also, Zanna Blaney has begun her new position as Dean of Student Services for Bedford High School. She leaves behind a beloved caseload, but is excited for a different kind of work for the entire student population! With her change in roll came an opportunity to hire another new School Counselor. Therefore, we are welcoming two, fantastic people to the counseling team, Joe Rider and Ali Puffer. They both come to us with a great deal of experience (working in places like Detroit and Harvard!) and will be strong advocates for you or your son/daughter.

Granted, the caseloads aren’t as easy to remember as in the past, but they are much smaller!

A-Cl: Kristie Torbick
Cm-Gi: Ali Puffer
Gj-K: Nadine Palmer
L & M: Joe Rider
N-Sc: Christine Mulcahey
Sd-Z: Lisa Jacques

We thank you for your support and welcome any questions.

~The BHS Counseling Team

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