School Counseling

Kitty Klein

Kitty R. Klein
Director of Guidance
[email protected]
Phone 631-642-4325 | Fax 631-474-2196

The Comsewogue Counseling Department comprises of certified school counselors throughout the district.  Counselors work in partnership with various constituents to help develop the whole child.  This includes, but is not limited to: parents, administrators, support personnel, teachers, and community liaisons.

Counselors are available throughout the day to help students foster self-advocacy, self-regulation, and self-management in support of social-emotional learning.  They also help customize personal educational plans that align to graduation and post-secondary requirements including: colleges, universities, trade schools, Branches of the Military, and employment.

Upon entry into the middle school and high school, students are assigned to a school counselor who will assist them throughout their time in each building.  It is extremely important that students and parents get to know their counselor, since the partnership established will help to ensure open lines of communication and optimal success.

As part of student academic success and college and career readiness, counselors implement lessons and activities through classroom push-ins, as well as individual and group meetings, to enable students to be lifelong learners and good citizens.

While the role of the school counselor is multi-faceted, identified below are some of the responsibilities that are tasked and carried out:

  • Provide transition support as students promote between schools (Elementary to Middle School, Middle school to High School, and beyond High School).

  • Counsel students on a myriad of issues such as: struggling with school, phobia, peer and family relations, stress, etc.

  • Conduct individual progress reviews to address current academic, personal, and social progress, goal setting, and future planning.

  • Support the course selection process and advisement.

  • Provide education and support services.

  • Provide consultation services to teaching and building staff.

  • Facilitate referrals to community support services.

  • Provide career exploration.

  • Provide post-secondary planning.

  • Network with post-secondary colleges and trade schools.