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Student Support Services

Director of Student Support Services: Theresa Napoli
Email: theresa.napoli@msd.edu

Administrative Secretary: Kathleen Baker
Email: kathleen.baker@msd.edu

Videophone: 240-575-2958
Telephone: 301-360-2030
Fax: 301-360-1403

Location: Kent-McCanner Building

Student Support Services

Administrative Assistant: Iantha Dean
Email: iantha.dean@msd.edu

Videophone: 410-696-7444
Telephone: 410-480-4514
Fax: 410-480-4528

Location: Denton Building



Support Services

Student Support Services

This department is staffed by a school psychologist, family services specialists, behavior specialists, and guidance counselors. Adjunct staff includes a consulting psychiatrist, and consulting clinical and behavioral psychologists. The department provides…

I. Psychological Services

  • Psychological and Educational assessments
  • Admission Testing
  • Short-term crisis counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to outside agencies
  • Consultation with a Clinical Psychologist or a Child Psychiatrist (when available)

II. CounselingServices

  • Short and long term individual counseling
  • Consultation with parents, teachers and staff
  • Individual student planning
  • Curriculum-based classroom activities
  • Peer mediation groups

III. Behavior Support

  • Behavior assessment and management
  • Collaboration with teachers and staff on student Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
  • In-service training through staff-development activities
  • School-wide system of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)

IV. High School Guidance Services

  • Walk-in counseling for students seeking help related to academics and social interaction skills
  • Group counseling
  • Guidance instruction based on the FCPS Guidance Curriculum
  • Assistance with College and Career information
  • Academic testing
  • Career and Vocational preparation