Student Counseling Services and Family Support

Salem Public Schools provides a range of student and family services in all PreK-12 schools and seeks to ensure every student has what they need to thrive in school and the community. 

A team of certified school counselors across the district assist leaders and teaching staff in proactively building learning environments where each student feels a sense of belonging, confidence, and autonomy.  

At each level, School Adjustment Counselors, City Connects Coordinators, and College and Career Counselors work as a team to provide comprehensive school counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention activities. Counselors are available to respond to the social, emotional, and mental health needs that arise with students and offer direct individual and group counseling to assist students in developing skills necessary to fully engage in school. College and Career Counselors at the high school level are instrumental in preparing students for post high school graduation, as well as college and career awareness. 

If you would like to connect with a counselor at your child’s school, please visit the school directory or contact the main office at your school.

If you would like more information on the student and family support services offered at Salem Public Schools, please contact Adam Colantuoni, Executive Director of Student Services and Family Support at 978-740-1211 or

Salem Public School City Connects Coordinators – 2021-2022

SchoolCoordinatorContact Info
Director of Student and Family SupportEllen
Cell: 781-732-0137
Early ChildhoodErika
Bentley AcademyHeather
Bates ElementarySari
Cell: 978-778-8423
Carlton Innovation SchoolLiz
Cell: 978-778-0069
Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolGenevieve
Cell: 781-732-0154
Witchcraft Heights Elementary SchoolMarlene Lunt

Aly Brennan
Cell: 978-288-9110
Saltonstall SchoolJoy Richmond
Cell: 978-778-5429
Collins Middle SchoolBrad Maloon

Mia Riccio
Cell: 978 740-1193
Cell: 978-522-0124