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Student Support Services

School Counseling Services

PHS school counselors provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. School counselors are a vital link to academic, career and social development for all students. PHS provides support to students through classroom guidance lessons, small group sessions, individual meetings, consultation with parents and teachers and through collaboration with social workers and community resources. School counselors advocate the needs of all students by providing guidance and support to maximize each student's potential and academic achievement.The needs of students are best served with a partnership between school, home, and community. Counselors are assigned to students based on students’ last name:

Student last names A-De:    Johannah Burdin,

Student last names Di-K:     Victoria Caron,

Student last names L-Pe:     Laurie Medeiros,

Student last names Pf-Z:     Marisa Emerson,


School Social Work Services

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a master’s degree in social work who provide vital services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. School Social Workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success. Social Workers are assigned to students based on students’ last name or program:

Student last names A-K:           Kathryn Levett,

Student last names L-Z:           Katie Small,

Breathe & Beach Programs:    Amber Dzitko,

When assigned:                       Rebecca Stubbs,

Library Services

The Portland High School Library: “A dynamic, academic environment for the PHS community to read, write, research, interact, and develop expert literacy skills.” The PHS Library is a literacy hub, serving the needs of all learners. The program includes a variety of services for students and faculty, including lessons and assistance with the following: literacy strategies to advance reading skills, the research process of locating, evaluating, and processing digital and print text, creating works cited pages, writing papers and creating digital products, problem solving technology, printing, photocopying, and recommending and locating reading materials. Additional programming includes book groups, literacy support, and monthly themes that support the curriculum and other special events. The library staff is here to serve the PHS community. The PHS Library is open from 7:30-3:00 every day except early release Wednesdays. Students may access the library and computers before or after school, during study halls with a pass from the library, during class with a pass from the teacher, or with a class for a project. Resources and online support are available through the library website 24/7.