School Counseling

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Counseling Corner Newsletter

Stephanie Smart

As one of the School Counselors here at South Meadow School, I currently provide students in grades 6 and 8 support with academic achievement, social emotional development and further education/career planning.  We come together on an individual basis, in small group settings, or in a classroom environment.  The South Meadow counseling department works to strengthen relationships, provide support in reaching student goals, and guiding children toward developing conflict resolution skills.  We also work collaboratively with parents, teachers, administration, and outside agencies to ensure a strong rapport and partnership that helps our students be successful. 

I have been a School Counselor at South Meadow for the past 6 school years.  Prior to that, I worked at Fidelity Investments before deciding to take a leap of faith to pursue the field of School Counseling.  I earned a BS in Business-Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University in 2005 and my M.Ed. in School Counseling from Rivier University in 2012.  I currently reside in Nashua, NH with my husband Jeremiah and two daughters, Tenley (9) and Delaney (7).  We enjoy spending time at the beach, camping, attending concerts, plays, and traveling, when able.  My favorite thing about being a school counselor is the relationships I build with my students.  Providing them with the support and guidance they need and watching them grow in to young adults is truly a gift.

Mrs. Stephanie Smart

Ashley AuCoin (Goggin)

B.A. Psychology and M. Ed School Counselor- Keene State College 

This is my fourth year as a School Counselor and first year with South Meadow School. I will be supporting both fifth and seventh grade students with academic, social/emotional learning, and career goals through individual, group and classroom counseling.

Before landing in this awesome school, I was the school counselor at TES and DCS, and prior to the Conval School District I could be found at Wilton Lyndeborough Middle School, and Kearsarge Middle School. In years past I could be found as the office manager of Kearsarge Regional High School.  

My goal this school year is to help foster healthy peer relationships, support mental health, and promote academic success and growth among all students. I love to support students out of school as well, whether it be in the theater or on the soccer fields. That balance of work and play is so important, for kids and adults!

Beyond the school counseling role, I spend time with my family. My husband and I live in Bennington, NH with our three children. You can find us hanging out on Crotched Mountain- hiking and skiing, or traveling to Vermont or Maine for a weekend getaway. Something unique? I have completed a presidential traverse in the white mountains in one day, twice! I love our white mountains and the beautiful granite state. 

Ms. Ashley AuCoin (Goggin)