Guidance: Support Team
Support Services Team – Who We Are & How We HelpMission Statement: To assist students and families who are experiencing social, emotional, psychological, and developmental difficulties that may affect their academic performance. The team also facilitates access to school and community resources and responds to crisis as needed.
Dr. Guy Delisfort, Psychologist, Ext. 86615; Enid Samuels, School Psychologist, Ext.86613: Practitioners in the areas of consultation, assessment, childhood development, intervention and prevention. Provides individual/group counseling services for classified students whose IEP’s indicate the need. Also provides counseling services for non-classified students (with parents consent). Under direction of CSE, one of the main roles of the school psychologist is to administer a variety of psycho educational instruments and/or consult w/staff to aid students who are experiencing difficulties (academic or behavioral) in the classroom
Rose Inman, School Nurse Practitioner, MaryAnn Hutchins, School Nurse Teacher: Ext. 86636: We identify children who come repeatedly to the health office with physical complaints that may actually be emotionally based or indicate an underlying learning disability. We refer these children (and their families, when indicated) to other members of the Support Services Team, or for outside help. The team members in turn refer students with medical or nursing needs to the health office. Our goal is to help children and their families reduce physical problems and emotional stress. In this way they will not miss school unnecessarily and students can really focus on learning.
Alicia Smith, School Social Worker, (D-E-F days) Ext. 86645: Licensed NYS and certified school social worker with experience in mental health, domestic violence, sexual trauma, homelessness, and foster care, behavior disorders and family case management. I provide mandated IEP counseling as well as educationally related support service counseling primarily for grades K-4. Students can be referred through the IST or SST processes. I am also available for consults and crisis intervention as needed by any school administrator, faculty or staff member.
Angela Boone, NBCT School Counselor, Ext. 86626: My focus is to help students develop and grow socially, emotionally and academically in order to contribute to their school/community/society. I deliver these services through guidance curriculum (classroom and group activities), individual and small group counseling, responsive services (consultation, crisis counseling, referrals, etc.), & system support (administration, parents, staff & various school/district committees). Initiates working papers for students (14 yr. olds) in conjunction with the health office.