Please see Staff Directory for links to counselor/psychologist's individual websites 

Counseling Department

School Psychologists 

  • Amanda Schmaling (Grade 6 Green Team, Grade 7 Blue & Yellow Teams)
  • Shelby Reig (Grade 6 Red Team, Grade 8 Evergreen & Crimson Teams)

School Counselors

  • John Anastasio - Grade 7
  • Lisa Dorso - Grade 6
  • Julie Ayer - Grade 8

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please give us a call. We can be reached by calling 945-4830 and selecting ext. 4610 for Mr. Anastasio, ext. 4608 for Mrs. Ayer, ext.4611 for Mrs. Dorso. If we are not able to take your call, please leave a voice mail on our private and confidential lines and we will call you back as soon as we can.

Please let us know how we can help make this year a great experience for you and your child. We look forward to hearing from you!


Please continue to check out your Child's Student Success plan.(SSP) Use your child's User Name and Password to connect to Naviance.

Their user name is their last name and first two letters of their first name (ex. smithjo) all lower case and their password is the same as the portal.

Attention Parents and 8th Graders:

Welcome back to this busy and exciting year!

As the 8th grade counselor this year, I wanted to let you know that High School options and information will begin with presentations by Kaynor (our Vocational/Technical option) and Nonnewaug (our Agri-Science option) high schools during the months of September and October. These options are open to our students in addition to Watertown High School. It is my hope that every 8th grader finds a match with their skills, interests and future goals, when selecting the high school that they wish to attend. There are many other private schools that will not visit, but I can assist your child with their applications, if that is the direction that you are pursuing.

Please check this page often as I will list dates, deadlines and important information here for your planning.

I am excited to be able to support this important time in your child's school career. Please reach out with any questions, concerns or information as we navigate this journey together!

Kaynor Technical High School applications are now available in the School Counseling office. Students may come down to sign up to receive an application. Starting the week of October 7th, Mrs. Ayer will meet in small groups with students who sign up to receive an application. She will distribute and review the application directions and confirm the date the applications are due to be returned directly to her. Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ayer.

8th Grade Questionnaire


Thank you,
Julie Ayer