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Counseling Office

Support/Counseling Staff

Karen Pickett, School Social Worker

Hannah Kuhn, School Psychologist

Jess Jung, School Counselor

Jes Sudol, Promise Zone Student Engagement Specialist

Support/Counseling Staff Roles

School Social Worker

The school social worker provides individual and group counseling, family outreach/support, whole class
instruction in SEL programs, as well as refers to and coordinates with outside providers for students and families.

School Psychologist

The school psychologist helps identify students with behavioral problems, developmental differences, and other learning roadblocks that may cause academic difficulties.

School Counselor

School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students through
classroom lessons, individual and group counseling, family outreach and more.

Promise Zone Student Engagement Specialist

The promise zone student engagement specialist works with students, teachers, families and other community
partners to help bridge the gaps and develop skills to help each student be the best learner they can be.

Other Resources Available

ARISE - Mental Health Counseling

ARISE provides school-based mental health services by licensed clinicians within the building. ARISE strives to increase students' access to mental health services and match their emotional/behavioral needs with targeted, evidence-based interventions. 


The ACCESS team supports families in navigating complex child serving systems to ensure that youth have the services that best meet their needs. An ACCESS person can connect families to community supports and services that best fit your child’s and family’s needs. The staff team includes parents who have raised or are raising a child requiring mental health, child welfare or juvenile justice services.


The FSSS program functions very similarly to the ACCESS  program but generally works with families even more in depth and for a longer period of time. 

Helpful Resources

Mental Health

  • Crisis Hotline: Dial 988
  • Text “Home” to 741-741 for free confidential 24/7 support
Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
PO Box 980, 299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111