Guidance Counselor

Kelly Kane
Kelly Kane

Counselor
Benton Timpanaro
Benton Timpanaro

Counselor
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter, don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

Counselors provide many different services at Anna Middle School. First and foremost, we are here to ensure the emotional well-being of our students so they can concentrate on learning. We provide students and parents with help and information on a variety of issues that affect young people in our world today. You can contact us if your child is struggling with anxiety, self-esteem issues, bullying, self-harming behavior, academic struggles, social interaction, grief, depression, or thoughts of suicide. We help students who are going through domestic issues such as divorce, drug abuse, the incarceration of a parent, becoming homeless, economic struggles, and other things that students are facing at home.

Counselors also assist with academic issues. We can help students with organization skills, test anxiety, creating good study habits, and planning for high school and college. These issues are often the topics of guidance curriculum. This is when we get to get out of our offices and conduct lessons in the classroom. We also address topics like character, responsibility, making good choices, and having healthy friendships.

Students and parents often contact us about bullying issues, internet safety, abuse, and suicide. We have created links that further explain steps and procedures for these topics followed by Anna Middle School. In these links, we have provided information about laws that govern the reporting of these things, reporting procedures set up by Anna Middle School, and steps to follow if these affect students away from the school building or during weekends and holidays.

We will always provide a supportive and private environment where your child can visit with us. We assure our students that what they talk to us about will be kept private unless they tell us they are going to hurt themselves, hurt others or someone is hurting them.

Reporting Child Abuse Bully Free Internet Safety
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Suicidal Response & Prevention AMS Summer School

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