Meet the Team

diversity treeMs. Mitchell
7th-8th Burgundy Team Counselor

Mrs. Ourganian
7th-8th Green Team Counselor

Mr. Schmidt
7th-8th Blue Team Counselor

Summit Ridge Middle School ASCA Mission Statement
Our mission is to successfully prepare every student for high school and beyond by delivering an effective comprehensive school guidance program in a safe and positive learning environment. As school counselors, we are professional and skilled advocates who employ best practices in providing support and resources to maximize student potential, academic achievement, and post secondary success. The comprehensive school guidance program we deliver allows students to explore and develop competencies in three domains: academic, career, and social/emotional. We collaboratively work with teachers, administrators, parents, and the community to ensure that all students have the opportunity to develop these competencies and experience success. We will encourage the development of self-knowledge, interpersonal skills, academic achievement, and career awareness for all students.

Counseling opportunities are provided for students in individual, small group, and classroom settings. Counselors meet weekly with interdepartmental teams, facilitating communication between teachers, administration and parents about students' academic issues and social/emotional needs. We are available to parents for telephone and in-person conferences, as well as to students to address individual concerns.

The counselors' offices are located behind the clinic in the main office. Students and parents are invited to visit the counseling department anytime, although appointments are encouraged so that we may better address your student's needs.

What We Do
Academic Support
After School Plans
Career Awareness/Exploration
Career Fair
Classroom Presentations
Conflict Mediation
Crisis Counseling
Goal Setting
Individual Counseling Needs Assessment
Parent Conferences
Parent Support
Social/Emotional Groups
Student Recognition
Study Skills Groups
Team Support
Warren Tech Field Trip
Work Permits


For information and resources, please reference the links below.


Association for Middle Level Education

Anger Management
Resources to better cope with anger

Connect with Kids
Connects kids and communities through topics that change minds and hearts

Cyber Bullying
Resources to help stop cyber bullying

Depression Help
Resources through the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression

Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Offers tips, classes and resources on various mental health topics

Middle Web
Resources all about middle school years

Parent Institute
Source for family involvement information

Stand Up
Parenting resources and newsletter

Talking with Kids
Tips for discussing difficult topics with kids

Youth Works
Offers job matching, job fairs, summer activities and camps

Suggested Reading for Parents

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