• The mission of the Masconomet School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program that promotes the academic, college/career, and personal/social growth of all students. School counselors advocate for equity, access, and success for every student by collaborating with faculty, parents, and the community. The school counselors work proactively to deliver a counseling curriculum that systematically reaches each and every student in an effort to maximize student potential and academic achievement and to foster social and civic responsibility. The service delivery system includes whole grade and small group practices, as well as individual meetings with students in order to address the developmental milestones and challenges associated with each grade level.  It is through the school counseling curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support that counselors are able to assist students with their planning and decision-making. School counselors are committed to ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to be effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, and life-long learners as members of a changing society.

    Role of the Counselor

    The role of the middle school counselor is to foster student independence and responsibility and to assist the student in taking an active role in his/her learning. The counselor also facilitates communication between school, home, and student to promote self-advocacy, self-monitoring, and academic success.

    Middle school counselors implement the counseling program by providing:

    School Counseling Curriculum

    • Academic Coaching
    • 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

    Individual Student Planning

    • Goal-setting/decision- making 
    • Academic 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 



Department Head

Middle School Registrar