Schedule/Contact Information

My Schedule:

Monday: Harrison Park (on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month I start my day at Sunrise for SMILE meetings and then head to Harrison Park)
Tuesday: Floating Day Between Harrison Park and Sunrise (wherever the need) 
Wednesday: Sunrise
Thursday: Harrison Park
Friday: Sunrise (on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, I end the day at Harrison Park to distribute backpacks for the backpacks-to-go program)

***Please note that my schedule does vary, depending on needs at the schools, as well as meetings.***

If you need me to speak with me, please call your child's school. If I'm not at your child's school that day, the school will pass a message along to me to contact you. I can also be reached Monday-Friday during school hours at my email, If you email me, please include the name of your child's school.

In addition to being available to meet with your child, talk to you, or link you to other resources and services that may be necessary/available, I have a "counseling library" for hard copies of books and CDs that can be lent out of you.  Please contact me if you are interested in borrowing any of these materials.

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teacher and Students

Backpacks-to-go Program


The “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is sponsored by funds supplied through Penn-Trafford staff members, community members, businesses, organizations, and churches in the surrounding area. At the elementary schools the program is coordinated by the school counselor and the school nurse, and helped made possible from the help of student volunteers and Life Skills support staff at the high school. We will provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our children. This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program.

If feel like your child could benefit from this program, please click the link below to learn more about the program. Contact your local school or myself at

Interested in donating to the backpacks-to-go program? Please consider purchasing gift cards to Sam’s Club, Wal-mart, or Giant Eagle or food to donate the program. Monetary donations are also accepted (see link for details). If you think your child may benefit from the program, please click on the link for more information.



Resources on Common Topics

Resources on Anxiety: 

AnxietyCopingStrategiesResource.pdf  AnxietyResources.docx  CopeWithBacktoSchoolAnxiety.pdf  OvercomingPerfectionism.pdf  TheWorryBag.doc  WorryTree.pdf 

 Resources on Divorce: 


 Resources on Friendship/Social Skills:


Resources on Feelings in General:


Resources on Supporting Children through Grief and Serious Illness:  



Worthy Warriors Character Education Program

Penn-Trafford Elementary Schools Character Education Program


September – Kindness

October - Responsibility (making “responsible” choices daily and with peer pressure)

November – Cooperation

December - Empathy

January – Perseverance (emphasis on strong work ethic, being attentive, setting goals)

February - Respect

March – Honesty

April – Citizenship (possibly in conjunction with a community service project)

May – Courage


 Empathy Newsletter.pdf  Perseverance Newsletter.pdf  Cooperation Newsletter.pdf  Kindness Newsletter.pdf   Responsibility Newsletter.pdf