Mr. Plummer, Ms. Shriki and Ms. Sussman, are three school counselors trained and licensed by New York State.  They are trained to understand the many challenges of students in a diverse and ever changing world within a mental health perspective.
They have implemented the US National Model: A Framework for School Counseling.  The program emphasizes and encourages a collaboration between staff, parents and students in order to provide support in the following areas: academic skills, coping strategies, peer relationships, problem solving, career and interest planning;the list is endless.
Our Guidance Counselors have worked closely with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program, Prep for Prep and Hunter College High School in order to facilitate the identification and admissions process.Over the years, we have had many students who have been selected to participate in these prestigious programs.
In order to prepare students for high school, our Counselors plan high school presentations for parents, invite guest speakers to our weekly assembly programs and work closely with students checking each High School application in order to ascertain its appropriateness for that particular student.
Additionally, all students participate in many College Awareness programs and activities.  They are involved in the My College Options program and take overnight and day trips to visit various colleges and universities.   
It is the counselors commitment to create a caring and supportive atmosphere for students and faculty in order to achieve optimal personal growth and acquisition of positive social skills. 
Mr. Plummer Grade 6
Ms. Shriki Grade 7
Ms. Sussman Grades 8&9
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
-Marianne Williamson

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