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Allie Chartrand

I am so fortunate to be working as a school counselor here at Varnum Brook Elementary! I have been working as the school counselor at Varnum Brook Elementary since September 2015. Previously I worked as a school counselor at Lamprey River Elementary School in Raymond, NH. Varnum Brook is such a wonderful place to be! I have a M.S. in Counseling from Fitchburg State University and a BA in Psychology.  I have completed practicum hours in several schools throughout Massachusetts. As a former North Middlesex graduate, I am very happy to be working to support our youth in my own community.

I am a mom of 3 boys ages 9, 5, and 3. I love to spend my free time with my family. We enjoy reading, going to the beach, and swimming. You can typically find me in a Hockey Rink on the weekend watching my oldest play a game, or my middle son learning to skate! 

My favorite part of being a school counselor is working directly with the students. I love to see the way in which students grow and mature throughout the year at school. I love to spend time visiting classrooms and providing social skills lessons to all students. Having a strong foundation built through social learning helps students to be even more successful both in and out of the classroom!

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Bethany Sciuto

Hello! My name is Ms. Sciuto (pronounced Shoe-Toe), and I am so excited to be joining the Varnum Brook Elementary School family as an Adjustment Counselor! Prior to coming here, I was at Nashoba Regional School District in their high school’s therapeutic program. I worked in an alternative middle school before Nashoba, Valley Collaborative, and completed a practicum in another therapeutic day school as well. 

In addition to my six and half years of school experience, I also have experience working in several clinical settings including a practicum plus per diem work on a pediatric and adolescent inpatient unit, per diem work at an adolescent and adult partial hospital, per diem work as a triage coordinator for emergency services & crisis intervention, employment in residential and CBAT, and employment with DYS (Department of Youth Services) as a 45-day assessment clinician. I have a Master of Social Work from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology (dual major) from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. 

I am a mother of a three year old boy who is my pride and joy. Spending time with my family is my absolute favorite activity. In my free time outside of family time, I like to exercise, hike or go for walks in nature, read, listen to music, cook or bake, and catch up with friends. I enjoy organizing, decorating, and cleaning as well as I find them to be very therapeutic. Self care is a must and I emphasize it to all I work with! Truth be told, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.”

I am a strong believer in Ross Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving Approach that teaches “kids do well if they can.” I am passionate about helping students learn and apply the tools and skills they need to do so. I have experience working with students using models such as DBT, CBT, Zones of Regulation, Social Thinking, narrative therapy, and many others. Teaching safety, social skills, self-advocacy, self-esteem, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation are top priorities. I try to make counseling fun and hope to have a positive impact that helps each student access the curriculum and lead a happy, healthy, and successful life.