MacArthur Student Services Team

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 Lauren Fitchett, Social Worker

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Lauren Fitchett, Social Worker

In my role as a School Social Worker, I provide a variety of services to support students, families and school staff.  These services include: consultation and education regarding socialization and school adjustment; acting as a school liaison to private and community agencies; providing counseling services to students individually and in small groups regarding school adjustment. In addition, I provide attendance interventions to promote and reinforce regular attendance with students and families.  As a member of the school support team I attend and schedule child study and 504 meetings. Where indicated, I interview parents, provide social histories and coordinate service delivery to students and families.

 Laura Gali, Psychologist

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Laura Gali, Psychologist

I am so excited to join you guys. My name is Laura Gali. I am a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn. Go Giants, Yankees and Knicks!

I am a mother of three adult children and a grandmother. I lived in New York most of my life.
I graduated from Hofstra University with my undergraduate degree in psychology. I graduated from LIU - Brooklyn campus with my Masters in Bilingual School Psychology. I graduated from George Washington University with my Educational Specialist degree in K-12 Supervision and Leadership. Currently I am a PhD student with Regent University in Virginia Beach and am at the dissertation stage.

I look forward to being part of the Douglas MacArthur family and collaborating with our students, their families and the community.

 Kelsey McCoy, School Counselor

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Kelsey McCoy, School Counselor

As a counselor, Ms. McCoy provides a variety of both direct and indirect services for our students and families. Direct services include individual and/or group counseling, crisis response, classroom guidance, whole-school initiatives, and academic planning. Indirect services include referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations. In addition, school counselors for ACPS serve as the chair for 504 plans and assist with coordinating state and division testing.

 

 Richard Tanis, School Counselor

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Richard Tanis, School Counselor

As a counselor, Mr. Tanis provides a variety of both direct and indirect services for our students and families. Direct services include individual and/or group counseling, crisis response, classroom guidance, whole-school initiatives and academic planning. Indirect services include referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations. In addition, school counselors for ACPS serve as the chair for 504 plans and assist with coordinating state and division testing. Mr. Tanis is at Douglas MacArthur on only Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

  • ACPS School Counseling Services

    Visit the ACPS website to learn more about the school counseling services available through ACPS.