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School Counseling Department

he elementary school counselor can be seen in a variety of roles, some of which are noted below. The school counselors at Chipperfield Elementary can be reached by dialing (570) 424-9280, you can fax documents directly to the guidance office at (570) 421-0424. The counselors are available and ready to assist students, parents, staff, and our community agencies to promote social, academic, and behavior success for our students.


                  School Counselors
     Miss Stokes, Miss Olewine, and
     Mrs. Strunk


Counselors: Mrs. Samantha Strunk, Miss Allison Stokes, and Miss Samantha Olewine

School Psychologist: 

Licensed Social Worker: Ms. Linda Tupe

Role within Chipperfield Elementary


  • Meet with students, parents, staff, community agencies
  • Follow-up requests/inquiries
  • Coordinate referrals

Organizational and Coordination Responsibilities

  • Core team member of the MTSS Team
  • Review records of new students and coordinate the placement into a class/ follow-up with withdrawn students
  • Organize the transition from 4th to 5th Grade
  • Community involvement responsibilities
    • local agencies (Children & Youth Services, MHMR, and other therapists/specialists)


  • Parental contacts and coordinate parent/teacher meetings
  • Special Education involvement throughout the referral and initial process
  • Chapter 15/504 and GIEP Plan Coordinator

Direct Student Involvement- may include the following

  • Individual Student Concerns – peer, academic, behavior, social concerns
  • Group Meetings – social skills/peer relationships (behaviors, friendship), personal issues (separation/divorce), grief, anger management
  • Whole class - peer relationship, study skills, testing, friendship, bullying, other issues as they arise (teacher, principal, MTSS referrals)

Guidance Events

  • Pantry/Clothing donation Dress Down Days