The Role of the School Counselor

Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

Making Appointments

Parents or guardians who would like to meet with their child's appointed guidance counselor email them directly to set up a virtual appointment. You can reach Middle School guidance counselor Ms. Cooper at and High School guidance counselor Ms. Burdier at You can also reach our school social worker Mr. Browne at to set up a  meeting.

The Middle School Counseling Program

Middle School Counselors Implement the Counseling Program by Providing:

  • School Guidance Curriculum
    • Academic skills support
    • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
    • Education in understanding self and others
    • Coping strategies
    • Peer relationships and effective social skills
    • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
    • Career awareness, exploration and planning
    • Substance abuse education
    • Multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Individual Student Planning
    • Goal-setting/decision- making
    • Academic planning
    • Career planning
    • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
    • Transition planning
  • Responsive Services
    • Individual and small group counseling
    • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
    • Peer facilitation
    • Consultation/collaboration
    • Referrals
    • System Support
    • Professional development
    • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
    • Program management and operation

Respect for All

The NYC DOE is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, citizen-ship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or weight.

For more information and resources on Respect for All, please view the NYCDOE page on Respect for All.