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Counseling Office


Churchville-Chili CSD utilizes school counselors, psychologists and social workers to support students, families, classroom staff and administrators.

To learn more about the district's various services, resources and supports, please visit: 

Mental Health Resources & Support

Financial Aid Presentation

The Counselor's Role

The role of a school counselor is to support and advocate for students to provide them with the opportunities necessary for them to be successful academically and interpersonally.  A school counselor is part of a multidisciplinary team that is responsible for ensuring appropriate educational opportunities for all students.  It is important to be aware that the school counselor is responsible for helping the entire student population while tailoring interventions to meet the specific needs of each student.  We are here to support your child both academically and socially/emotionally.

Individual and Group Counseling
Individual and group counseling are available to all students.  Students benefit from in-school counseling when they are having a difficulty that is affecting their ability to function in the school setting.  Problems/concerns that are typically addressed in counseling include, but are not limited to:

  • Divorce/Separation/Family Change
  • Self-Control
  • Behaviors Related to ADD/ADHD
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Family Problems
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Feelings of Depression/Sadness
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Social Skills
  • Familial Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • Student Substance Use/Abuse
  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Student Academic Skills
  • Coping with a Learning Disability
  • General Coping Skills
  • Emotional Regulation

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

CASEL Learning

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) school counselors work to support students and the school community reach 3 goals developed and based on five social emotional competencies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).


  1. Develop self-awareness and self-management skills essential to success in school and in life.
  2. Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
  3. Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts. 

Our Middle School and High school Social Emotional School Counselors proactively provide universal supports and preventive interventions for all students.  SEL school counselors customize interventions that address academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges for students at-risk and with more intensive needs.  Data collection and collaboration with all stakeholders is imperative to identify student and school-wide needs.  Data collection tools that are utilized are: student self-assessments, Panorama screeners, and parent, school team or student referral.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) school counselors provide direct and indirect student supports by facilitating individual crisis support, group counseling services, classroom lessons, response to intervention consultation,  and restorative practice delivery.

Diploma Requirements

Multiple Pathways

Multiple pathways recognize the importance of engaging students in rigorous and relevant academic programs.  The pathway options recognize students’ interests in the Arts, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS), Civics, Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and World Languages by allowing an approved pathway to satisfy students’ graduation requirements.

NYSED Multiple Pathways

NGA/SHS Counselors

John Mahoney
NGA/Grade 9

Jamie Miner
Grades 10 - 12 (A-D)

Kelly Kostek
Grades 10/12 (E- K ) Grade 11 (E-L)

Christine Sergent headshot

Christine Sergent
Grades 10/12 (L-Q) Grade 11 (M-R)

Margie Rudy
Grades 10/12 (R-Z) Grade 11 (S-Z)

Eric Tytler
SEL School Counselor