Howdy! My name is Tessa Supak, and I am excited to be working at Caldwell Middle School as the counselor. Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their parents, and teachers. With this passage from childhood to adolescence, middle school students have a need to explore a variety of interests, while connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and the workplace. In addition, middle school students are searching for their own unique identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for affirmation, acceptance, and approval.
The counselor’s office is a place for all students and not just for those experiencing problems. Programs will hopefully include small groups with the counselor, classroom guidance activities on careers & job skills, bullying intervention, and individual counseling, and parent-teacher conferences.
I look forward to a great year! J