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Remember that you can call 2-1-1 for help in a number of areas, particularly now when many people are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. We all need help sometimes.
 
COVID-19: Resources for Families


In this unprecedented time, anxiety and stress can run high. Routines have shifted, normal schedules aren't the norm, and figuring out how to connect with family and friends looks drastically different than it did a month ago. Mindfulness and meditation can be of assistance in these challenging times. To that end, we have recorded a brief introductory video along with a recorded guided meditation for any of our friends that might find meditation helpful at this time.

An Introduction to Meditation












Guided meditation recording


Elizabeth Guilbeault has studied and taught meditation for more than 15 years. Her four children are currently students at the ABECC, Atkinson, and NAMS. You can find out more by visiting her website www.meditate2heal.com.



What's New with SEL


Update for Parents and Community Members
North Andover Schools Share Our Vision For Social Emotional Learning

 
SEL Vision Statement
North Andover's social emotional learning vision is to implement a district wide framework (MTSS) that supports the social, emotional and behavioral health needs of ALL students to improve academic outcomes resulting in a positive school culture and climate.


What is Social Emotional Learning?


"Social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions." - CASEL


5 Core Competencies Taught Across Diverse Settings

CASEL's widely used Framework for Systemic Social and Emotional Learning identifies five core competencies that educate hearts, inspire minds, and help people navigate the world more effectively.



Just as important as the SEL competencies are the contexts for teaching them, the overall educational environment. SEL is not a single program or teaching method. It involves coordinated strategies across classrooms, schools, homes and communities, and districts.

 Administration 


Nikki Murphy, Ed.S, LICSW, MSW
Dir.of Social & Emotional Learning

 Contact Info 


North Andover Public Schools
566 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
978-794-1503 - Main Number

Counseling Staff

Early Childhood Center


Adjustment Counselor

Gretchen Magner



Elementary Schools


Guidance and Adjustment Counselors

Atkinson - Susie Connolly

Kittredge - Karla Dulin

Thomson - Stacy Foster

Franklin - Amanda Kelly

Sargent - Jillian Connally   


SEL Program Therapist

Thomson - Shauna Levin Kittredge - Meghan Pryor

Psychologists

Lauren Donovan

Mikaela Imbrogna

Kerry Lombardo


Middle School


Guidance and Adjustment Counselors

Jim Gosselin

Georgia Chute

Julia Faucher


SEL Program Therapist

Laura Stevens Michelle O’Leary

School Psychologists

Lindsey Chatterton


High School


SEL Program Therapist

Thomas DiStefano

Guidance & Adjustment Counselors

Steve Nugent, Dir. of Guidance Allison Callaruso Sara Coles Megan Francis

Katie Hebert Sarah Hickey

Megan Pinksten

Kaitlin Rogato


School Psychologist

Gina-Marie Bonanno


District


Behavior Analyst

Lisa Barinotto, BCBA Deborah Swenson, BCBA Stefanie Kronenfeld, BCBA