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The School Counseling Department's mission is to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they not only achieve success in school, but are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible member of society.

We follow the Connecticut Comprehensive School Counseling model which is proactive and preventative in its focus.  This is carried out through curriculum, individual planning, responsive services and system support. Consequently, the District will provide to all students the components which satisfy both state and national standards. School counselors work with all students in all grades.  Counselor goals are to provide, serve, develop and assist our students to help them meet success. 

We provide:

  • Classroom guidance lessons and activities for all students
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Information to parents regarding student’s academic, social and emotional development
  • Crisis counseling intervention
  • Orientation programs for new students to our school
  • Information for students and their parents regarding transitioning to middle school, high school, and post-high school.


  • As a consultant to staff and parents
  • As a confidential listener
  • As a member of the referral team, Planning and Placement Team, and crisis team
  • As a liaison between staff and parents


  • Healthy peer relationships
  • Orientation programs
  • Engaging and interactive lesson plans for guidance lessons
  • Methods of coping with issues of separation, divorce, death, loss, stress and grief
  • Opportunities for students to meet with representatives from area technical and vocational schools


  • In referrals to outside agencies
  • In appropriate course and program selection
  • In monitoring classroom performance
  • In resolving conflict between students
  • In curriculum development
  • In the process of high school applications and recommendations


Stacey Zwick, Director of Guidance (and District Testing Coordinator)
Grades K-12
(203) 262-3238

Pomperaug High School
(203) 262-3238
Jeff Blanchet, School Counselor
Amy Cloutier, School Counselor
Adam Cubeta, School Counselor
Dana McGroarty, School Counselor
Martin Meyer, School Counselor
Carol Reilly, School Counselor

Memorial Middle School
(203) 758-2496

Noah Cross, School Counselor
Michelle Selvidio, School Counselor

Rochambeau Middle School
(203) 264-2685
Dominick D'Antonio, School Counselor
Robin Massari, School Counselor

Gainfield Elementary School
(203) 264-5312

Laura Phelan, School Counselor

Long Meadow Elementary School
(203) 758-1144

Laura Van Horn, School Counselor

Middlebury Elementary School
(203) 758-2401

Alexis D'Amico, School Counselor

Pomperaug Elementary School
(203) 264-8283 ext. 6844

Stefanie Clifford, School Counselor