Adjustment Counselor

Elementary School Counseling

There is one full time School Adjustment Counselor assigned to each elementary school in Scituate.  School Adjustment Counselors provide services to students, families, school staff and the community through direct and indirect services.   Direct services include the delivery of school counseling curriculum to all students, individual student planning, and responsive services (individual or small group counseling and crisis intervention).  Indirect services are provided on behalf of students and can include referrals to outside agencies or resources and consultation and/or collaboration with staff.  Working collaboratively with caregivers, students, faculty and administrators, School Adjustment Counselors help students identify and implement strategies in addressing issues ranging from academic performance and motivation to depression, anxiety, peer and family conflict and more.

In addition, the role of the elementary School Adjustment Counselor is to provide direct instruction in social and emotional skill development and Character Education curriculum.  In line with the Massachusetts Model for Comprehensive School Counseling (MASCA), the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), and the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), counselors are working with district administration to develop and implement a developmentally appropriate and culturally proficient continuum of Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum PK-5.

The Elementary School Adjustment Counselors are the team chairs and liaisons/case managers/service providers for Section 504 Plans in their respective school buildings.  They are active members of Student Support Teams, which create, implement and monitor timely intervention and support plans for struggling students.    


Meet our Elementary School Counseling Staff for 2019-2020:

Cushing Elementary School, Kimberlee Kain, [email protected], 781-545-8770

Hatherly Elementary School, Laura Dempsey, [email protected], 781-545-8780 

Jenkins Elementary School, Sarah Crossman, [email protected], 781-545-4910 

Wampatuck Elementary School, Paulette Marino, [email protected], 781-545-8790 

PK-12 School Counseling Chair, Tammy Rundle, [email protected], 781-545-8750 x370




SPS School Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of the Scituate Public Schools’ School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive and developmental school counseling program of services that promotes the academic, social/emotional, and career potential of all students. Through counseling, advocacy, 

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