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School Counselors

Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

School Counseling

Support Services for

Parents, Children and Families

6th Grade 

Michelle Corden



7th Grade 

Nicole Preudhomme



8th Grade

Jeff Krystofiak



School Registrar

Traci Wolf





















In a comprehensive developmental counseling program, with the direction of the school counselor, students will develop the following competencies:



Academic Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
  • complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.

Career Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
  • employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.

Personal/Social Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
  • make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
  • demonstrate an understanding of safety and survival skills.
  • demonstrate an understanding of bullying, including prevention skills and appropriate intervention.

These counseling services are delivered through:

  • Classroom Lessons
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Solution Focused Brief Individual Counseling

The counseling department encourages and appreciates parental involvement and input, and will coordinate parent conferences with classroom teachers. A counselor will frequently request appointments with students to discuss academic or social concerns. Students wishing to talk with a counselor should stop by the counseling office before school or during lunch to request an appointment.  All information you or your child tells the counselor remains confidential with the counselor unless there is potential harm to your child or others. We look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to call us. 



Abilities Network/Project ACT


The Arc of Frederick County


Advocacy, resources, connections, lending library, pre-school inclusion project support groups, and family support services. Serving: Children with developmental disabilities and their families. Located at 620A Research Drive, Frederick, MD.

Big Brothers / Big Sisters


CASS (Community Agency School Services)


Intensive coordinated services to help at-risk families. Serving: Families with children in the Frederick County Public School feeder districts.

Child Care Choices


Mental Health Association located at 263 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD.

Child Care referral and education on selecting quality childcare and preschool education providers.

Child Protective Services

DDA (Developmental Disabilities Administration)


Department of Juvenile Justice


The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services provides individualized care and treatment to youth who have violated the law, or who are a danger to themselves or others. Through a variety of programs that reflect the most creative, effective and efficient use of resources, the Department of Juvenile Services strives to help young people, with the involvement of their families, reach their full potential as productive and positive members of society. The Department of Juvenile Services is committed to making youth responsible and accountable for their actions. This is accomplished at the least restrictive level of care consistent with public safety.

Even Start


Families Plus!

Family Partnership

Frederick Community Action Agency Food Bank and Soup Kitchen

Frederick County Health Department

Frederick County Hotline


24-hour phone counseling for Frederick County citizens of all ages regarding a variety of issues, including loneliness, depression, suicide, abuse, relationships, family concerns and substance abuse.

Frederick County Department of Social Services


Frederick County Mental Health Association


Parent Information Hotline


24-hour phone line available for parents who need listening support, information and referral services.

Phone Friend


24-hour phone line available for children who are home alone, facing an emergency or have a problem they would like to discuss.


Homeless Prevention Programs

Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs

Other Major Resources and Programs

Department of Social Services


The Child Protective Services Unit investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children. If a person has a suspicion that abuse or neglect is occurring, the CPS unit should be called. During times when the Department is not open, the Frederick City Police should be contacted for emergency access to a DSS social worker.

Legal Aid Bureau of Frederick County 


Provides legal assistance to prevent evictions and other housing related crisis.


Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs


Provides emergency financial assistance and also provides funding for prescription medications.


Advocates for Homeless Families


Scattered-site transitional housing for homeless families; also operates the Families Forward Program.

Faith House

301 662-3032

301 662-5219 -- clothing store

Transitional shelter and transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence; also operates 24-hour hotline and other crisis services; transitional housing for women and children; all guests must attend chapel services.

Frederick Community Action Agency


Transitional shelter for homeless families and physically or medically disabled adults; also operates daytime shelter for homeless persons.

Frederick County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter


c/o Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs

Emergency shelter for homeless adults; operated during the winter months of November through March.

Frederick Union Rescue Mission (Soup Kitchen) and Beacon House

(301) 695-6633

Emergency housing for homeless men. All guests must attend chapel services.

Heartly House

301-662-8800 / TTY301-662-1565

Heartly House assists survivors of domestic/relationship violence/abuse and survivors of sexual assault/abuse by offering crisis intervention and support services to survivors and their significant others. Available assistance includes a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention services, emergency shelter, individual counseling, support groups as well as other services.


Frederick Families First


Program for mothers, fathers, youth and children that support and strengthen families and communities.



Job Training - Frederick County Job Training Agency


Provides a wide-range of job training and educational services

Soup Kitchen & Food Bank - Frederick Community Action Agency


Serves a free evening meal Monday through Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Food Bank provides a 3- to 5-day supply of food