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School Counseling

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Grade 6 Counselor Ms. Yasmin Kermanchi  
Grade 7 Counselor Mrs. Kelli Henderson Petty            
8th Grade Counselor (Last Names A-L)  Ms. Nancy Fiallo
Resource Counselor - Grade 8 (Last Names M-Z)   Ms. Caitlin Pulver
Secretary / Registrar  Ms. Herenia Lovo
504 Coordinator and Support Counselor for Grades 6, 7, 8  Mrs. Beth Magden
Alternative Program Teacher / Team Leader 7    Mr. Shawn Menth     
Pupil Personnel Worker  Ms. Renee Garraway      


Mission Statement

Eastern Middle School counselors deliver a comprehensive program that focuses on the academic personal social and career development of all students. We support the school wide vision for academic excellence.

Services will be provided through a combination of direct counseling interventions (individual and small group), as well as classroom guidance activities and instruction.

We are strategically aligned with MCPS' mission, state and local mandates.


Information that you share with your school counselor is not discussed with others. This information is private. If the counselor believes the student will be helped by sharing confidential information, the counselor will discuss the pros and cons with the student.

There are a few situations in which information shared with a school counselor requires mandatory reporting by state law. The mandates include: any reference or indication of harm to self or others, and child abuse or neglect.

Your counselor is required to report information that may suggest possible harm to you or someone else.