Fayetteville-Manlius counselors work together with students and parents to promote personal success by enhancing the development of academic skill, interpersonal skills, and self-understanding.
In order for students to learn effectively, they must feel comfortable and happy in their school environment. To help accomplish this goal, school counselors provide individual and group counseling programs.
Parents are encouraged to contact counselors if they have concerns about their children’s progress or well-being. By working closely together, parents, counselors, and teachers can help each student reach their highest possible level of accomplishment.
A student may see a counselor about:
- School concerns: Classroom related problems, academic placement, achievement and/or scheduling.
- Personal issues: Peer pressure, self-esteem, relationships, loss and separation, and/or transitions.
Eagle Hill Middle School Counseling Center Contacts
- Nancy Alderman, Counselor
- Aeri Chapman, Counselor
- Beth DeWolf, School Psychologist
- Deb Kuntz, Counseling Secretary
Wellwood Middle School Counseling Center Contacts
- Tracy Cicci, Counselor, Grades 6 & 8
- Liz Wheeler, Counselor, Grades 5 & 7
- Angela Sommer, Family School Liaison
- Jennifer Quattrocchi, School Psychologist
- Sandy Fanto, Counseling Secretary
Fayetteville-Manlius High School Counseling Center Contacts
- Heidi Green, Director of Counseling Services
- Sheila O’Hara Coughlin, Social Worker, Home-School Liaison
- Rebecca Hartman-Wade, School Psychologist
- Kelly Hayden, Counselor
- Gracelyn Musci, Counselor
- Dave Madden, Counselor
- Doug Madden, Counselor
- Dana Pierce, Counselor
- Kristen Rubacka, Counselor
Class of 2020
- A-Ch: Ms. Rubacka
- Ci-F: Mrs. Musci
- G-Har: Ms. Green
- Has-L: Ms. Pierce
- M-Pi: Mr. Doug Madden
- Pl-Ta: Ms. Hayden
- Te-Z: Mr. Dave Madden
Class of 2021
- A-Ca: Ms. Rubacka
- Ce-E: Mrs. Musci
- F-Har: Ms. Green
- Has-Le: Ms. Pierce
- Li-Ol: Mr. Doug Madden
- Om-Sc: Ms. Hayden
- Se-Z: Mr. Dave Madden
Class of 2022
- A-Car: Ms. Rubacka
- Cas-F: Mrs. Musci
- G: Ms. Green
- H-L: Ms. Pierce
- M-Pa: Mr. Doug Madden
- Pe-Se: Ms. Hayden
- Sh-Z: Mr. Dave Madden
Class of 2023
- A-Ca: Ms. Rubacka
- Ce-Ge: Mrs. Musci
- Gi-Hi: Ms. Green
- He-Ie: Ms. Pierce
- Li-O: Mr. Doug Madden
- P-Sh: Ms. Hayden
- Si-Z: Mr. Dave Madden
Administrators, counselors, and teachers welcome the opportunity to confer with parents.
Conferences may be initiated by parents at any time they have a concern at any level. This is done by contacting the child’s teacher, counselor, or principal. Requests for meetings should be made at least a few days in advance.
When Questions Arise
Often parents are uncertain about whom to contact in order to answer a question or pursue a concern. The following guidelines are designed to provide clarification:
- Contact the teacher for a question regarding a child’s classroom progress.
- Contact the counselor for a question regarding a child’s personal adjustment, future plans, schedule, etc. The counselor is the key communication link between the home and the school.
High School Graduation Requirements
Students in New York state have four different ways they can meet high school graduation requirements. Two of these options will lead to a high school diploma, while the other two provide students with non-diploma credentials.
Each graduation option requires different coursework and related exams — and each option helps prepare students for a variety of future educational and career opportunities. Students are advised to consult with their school counselors as early as middle school to ensure they are choosing the appropriate coursework to meet graduation requirements.
What are the options?
1. Local diploma: There are three local diploma options for general education students, students with disabilities and English language learners. Requirements vary for each.
2. Regents diploma (and Advanced Regents diploma): The coursework required for Regents and Advanced Regents diplomas is intended to help students prepare more rigorously for college and careers.
3. Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) credential (non-diploma): Students who earn this credential are considered ready for entry-level employment after high school.
4. Skills and Achievement Commencement credential (non-diploma): Students who earn this credential have severe disabilities and have attended school for 12 years. This credential includes a summary of the student’s levels of achievement in academic and career development and occupational (CDOS) studies.
The school counselor and student will develop a program to meet the state’s graduation requirements. Parents who have any questions about graduation requirements are strongly encouraged to contact their child’s counselor.