School Counseling


Welcome to the Wakefield Schools Counseling Department

Michael H. Tritter, M.Ed. in Counseling– School Counselor for grades K – 8

The Counseling Department's mission is to improve student achievement by strengthening the wisdom, knowledge, and skills that all students must acquire to be successful.

The School Counselor, Michael H. Tritter, delivers services through individual, small group, and whole class counseling. These services cover educational organization and development, social development, career skills, crisis counseling, consultation, mediation, and referral. Mr. Tritter provides oversight for School-Wide Assessments, SIS Enrollment and Registration, and Website Development.

The role of the School Counselor is divided into four major categories: curriculum, counseling, consultation, and coordination of programs. The following describes each of these in more detail:

Guidance Curriculum - this includes classroom instruction, interdisciplinary curriculum development, group activities, and parent workshops and instruction.

Responsive Services - this includes consultation, individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling, referrals, and peer facilitation.

Individual Student Planning – this includes coordinating activities designed to help students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning, as well as meet competencies in the areas of academic, career and personal / social development.

System Support  – this includes professional development, consultation, collaboration, and teaming, and program management and operations.

If you have any questions about the Paul School guidance program or need to speak with the guidance counselor about your child, please contact Mr. Tritter by phone [603-522-8891] or email [michael.tritter@sau101.org] to set up an appointment.