Greetings! As I start my fifth year as the Anderson School Counselor, I’m eager to get underway with lots of exciting opportunities for our students. I work to strongly support the academic performance, career development, and personal/social growth of each student. My goal is to assist students in their pursuits and to support them in the decision making process. I am committed to creating atmosphere of encouragement so that each student is empowered to set and pursue goals as they prepare for their future.
Counseling services include individual and group counseling, post-secondary planning curriculum, consultation with parents and community resources. I coordinate PSSAs & Keystone exams, working with students to help meet graduation requirements for their respective home districts. The Anderson School is fortunate to have other Montgomery County Intermediate Unit supports available to our students as well, including the ability to make referrals for MontcoWorks, Transition services, and credit recovery programs. We also make a valiant effort to expose our students to a plethora of experiences in order to help them make decisions about their future, including guest speakers, field trips, and Career Day.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns. I look forward to working with you and your child to make this their most successful year!
Mental health in childhood includes reaching developmental and emotional milestones, as well as learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. It is estimated that approximately 30% of school-aged children will experience a behavioral, mental, or developmental condition in any given year.
PA Department of Education’s website contains resources for parents, educators, and professionals serving children and youth in the school and community settings.
Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. With Safe2Say Something, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies. Click the link at the top of our page to learn more or make a report.
Teen Talk and Text Lines
The Montgomery County Peer Support and Teen Talk Lines are warm lines where teens and adults can speak or text anonymously with a peer about any issues or problems they are facing without fear of judgement. The talk/text lines are available seven days a week from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The line is closely tied to the Montgomery County Mobile Crisis Program and is a supplement to that service. This also allows any true crisis calls to be immediately transferred to a crisis worker.
Talk: 1-866-825-5856 | Text: 215-703-8411