Guidance Department

Guidance Department

Welcome to Cromwell Middle School

School Counselors:
Krista Nordmark, (Grades 6-8, A - L)
phone: 860 632-4853, ext. 23208

Johanna Webster, (Grades 6-8, M - Z)
phone: 860 632-4853, ext.23206     

School Psychologist:                                             
Lauren Brown
phone: 860 632-4853, ext.23205

The staff of the CMS school counseling department, (also known as the guidance office), work to help students and parents navigate the often difficult transition from childhood toward independence and personal responsibility.

The middle school years begin a young person's struggle for self-realization. While many students are eager to be independent, they are not necessarily ready for the challenges that come with taking charge of some decisions in their lives.

Parents may not be ready either! The process can be difficult, sometimes even painful, but it can also be exciting and rewarding.

The CMS support services staff is ready to help parents and students to prepare for the personal, social, and academic changes that lay ahead. We encourage you to work with us in this effort. 

Your child can contact us directly by asking his or her teacher for a pass to come to the office to discuss a matter that is of concern.  Usually, most issues are handled quickly between the counselor or psychologist and the student(s). For many typical middle-school issues such as peer quarrels, occasional academic or social problems in classes, immature behaviors, etc. our first line of action would be to help students recognize the part their own behavior may have played in whatever the problem is and to figure out what they can do about it with our support and guidance. 

There may be times we need to call parents if the problem is one that the child cannot handle by him or herself with our assistance. We will always keep parents informed of anything serious that requires your knowledge or support.

Parents who wish to contact us with questions or concerns, or to alert us to family issues which are impacting your child, should feel free to call or email at any time.