Departments → Counseling




Nazareth Aregai (ESOL Counselor)

6th, 7th, 8th


Contact Mr. Solomon or Ms. Manfreda for any concerns.


6th Grade Last Names A-N  

Elizabeth Becker

Becker, Elizabeth 

7th Grade Last Names A-R  


Dapena, Rosie

8th Grade Last Names A-R  


Manfreda, Laura

6th Grade Last Names O-Z  

Karina Perez

Perez, Karina

Counseling Office Secretary and Registrar


  Richard Solomon

Solomon, Richard

Department Head

7th Grade Last Names S-Z
8th Grade Last Names S-Z       

SSIMS Counselors say Hello/Bonjour/Hola!/ ሰላም 

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"Professional school counselors are leaders who advocate, collaborate, and facilitate individual and system change to ensure every student has the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success and personal growth." - Montgomery County Public Schools Student Counseling Services - Mission

Members of the Counseling Department at Silver Spring International Middle School work to help students be successful socially, emotionally and academically.

  • We work with students individually, in small groups and with entire classes of students.
  • We work with parents to help their children be more successful through consultations and conferences.
  • We provide teachers with support for their students by strategizing alternative approaches and facilitating educational management.


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Staff e-mail addresses and phone numbers are listed in the Staff Directory


 Course Bulletins Information

The 2020-2021 SSIMS and MCPS Course Bulletins are now available. These resources provide detailed information about course offerings:
SSIMS Bulletin
MCPS Bulletin
Counseling Pamphlet 19-20

If you need to make a change to your child's courses please fill out the attached form and return it to the counseling department. 

 Course Change Request Form-20-21
The Counseling Office is open Monday through Friday,7:45 a.m - 3:30 p.m.

Please call 240-740-2760 to schedule an appointment to discuss any concerns related to your child. Fax: 301-650-6429


To register/enroll your child, please provide the following:

  • Proof of residency (Copy of Current lease or Property Tax Bill)
  • Copy of child's birth certificate
  • Copy of child's immunization records
  • Photo of parent ID
  • Custody papers, if applicable
  • Name and contact information of previous school

School Transfer Packet should include these documents:

  • Copy of last report card
  • Withdrawal/clearance form
  • Health/immunization records
  • Copy of Indivizualized Education Plan (IEP) if student receives special education services
  • Copy of 504 Plan, if applicable
  • Name and contact information of previous school


Counseling Announcements

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Contact Richard Solomon, Resource Counselor with any questions:, 240-740-2760.