Counseling Services at AMS

Contact Us

  • School Counselors
    Grade 6
    Tammie Hobler
    Grade 7
    Amanda Hallmark
    Grade 8
    Julie Terry
    School Social Worker
    Pamela Primerano
    School Psychologist
    Dr. April Whiting

    Administrative Assistant
    Donna DiSilvestro-Young

    Amherst School emails are: first initial last name (with no spaces) 

    Aspen Portal Counseling Center Page - Log in for news and information. On the Aspen Home Page, click the Page Directory button on the left top screen and click on the AMS Counseling icon to view the page. 


Ways We Help

  • Your child’s counselor can work individually with your child to develop study skills, assist students in learning about their own unique interests, talents and abilities, making good decisions and problem solving any personal, friendship or school-related issues. The counselors present social-emotional curriculum in the classrooms and also meet with students in small groups to work on topics such as grief and loss, conflict resolution, study skills, body image, feelings management.

    In addition, the counselors work with teachers and parents, providing assistance as needed, to develop plans of action that will help with school success.

    The School Social Worker coordinates programs such as mentoring, volunteer reading and peer mediation, as well as assists families with any social-emotional issues they may be facing.

    The School Psychologist addresses the educational and behavioral difficulties of students in coordination with the Instructional Support Team and Committee on Special Education.

    The Counseling Staff at the Middle School can assist with any need a family may be facing. We are professionally trained to help in many ways and welcome your call.