Ms. Symmes’ Counseling Corner
Meet The New Counselor....
Greetings Silver Hill! My name is Amanda Symmes and I am the new School Adjustment Counselor and I am just so happy to be a part of this wonderful school community. I have a Masters in Social Work from Boston University and received my undergraduate degree in Public and Community Service Studies from Providence College. During my undergraduate years, I took a year “off” to join an Americorps Program called City Year in Boston. I completed 1700 hours of community service and worked on several different projects while also serving in an elementary school classroom. I have worked in a variety of capacities serving children and youth as young as 2 years old up all the way up to age 65. All of my work is rooted in one thing: Connection. I believe that connection is the key to life. Connection helps us to understand ourselves and grow individually and it is what builds our relationships. Here at Silver Hill I see a lot of wonderful connections happening. I see children making connections with what they are learning. I watch staff nurture connections with students and I see families building connections with each other. There are always more opportunities to creation connection and I am hoping to be a part of that. I feel fortunate that in my position, I will get the chance to connect with all of the students and staff in some way during the school year…I can’t wait to see what this school year will bring!
There are many ways I can be reached at school: feel free to call the school and ask to speak with me or if you prefer please send me an email: Amanda.Symmes@haverhill-ps.org. I can certainly accommodate in person appointments as well-so don’t hesitate to ask!
I will do my best to update this page with resources that I think you might find valuable. The following link includes many supports for managing the transition back to school: