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Solvay Mental Health & Wellness Support

Supporting our students' well-being is a priority.  
We recognize that every student has unique needs and our goal is to
support their growth to reach their full potential.

If your life or someone else’s life is in danger - Dial 911 (Emergency)
If you are in crisis and need help now call, text, chat 988 (Suicide and Crisis Lifeline) or
Text “Got5” to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor (NYS Office of Mental Health)

Connecting with School Based Supports

The support staff listed below are available to students on a daily basis.  If you feel your student is in need of additional support, please contact your child’s school counselor.  The school counselor will work with you to determine what resources would best benefit your student. Counselors can connect families to school or community based resources.  

School support staff can be reached by calling your child’s school, emailing at the addresses below, or via ParentSquare. Click on each school's name to reach their Counseling homepage.

Solvay Elementary School

Jess Jung

School Counselor

Karen Pickett

Social Worker

Hannah Kuhn

School Psychologist

Solvay Middle School

Walter Benedict

School Counselor (A-K)

Elizabeth Biondo

School Counselor (L-Z)

Tiffany Zacholl

Social Worker

Gabrielle Waldau

School Psychologist

Solvay High School

Brad Micho

School Counselor (A-B)
Director of Guidance

Michele Passalugo-Wales

School Counselor (C-Mc)

Kristine DeWaters

School Counselor (Me-Z)

Christine Rufo

Social Worker

Sarah Paquette

School Psychologist

District Wide

Rory Malone

Coordinator of MTSS, Community Partnerships, and Mental Health

Anita Michels

Mental Health Liaison

Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
PO Box 980, 299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111