School Counseling/Social Work

Our school counselors provide numerous services for our students and their families. Based upon the national standards set forth by the American School Counselor Association’s national model, and the Pennsylvania Career Standards, the counselors provide services to all students under the domains of personal/social, academic, and career. Classroom, small group, and individual interventions are the venue through which all students are provided opportunities to grow in each domain.

 As you may be aware, Netflix is releasing a second season of 13 Reasons Why, which includes 13 new episodes, set to release on May 18, 2018. As we shared last year, staff at West Allegheny including mental health professionals, do have significant concerns about the content covered in this show for particular student viewers. We strongly urge all parents to educate themselves about the show’s content and make an informed decision if the show is appropriate for your child. Actors on the show have shared that “this show may not be for you” if you are an individual struggling with depression, self-harm, or thoughts of suicide. Please refer to the following publications and website, issued by the National Association of School Psychologists and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education for additional information. 



13 Reasons Why Pre-Release Statement_SAVE.pdf





                                   ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Donaldson Elementary                                                           McKee Elementary
Kristen Tracy                                                                                       Emily Hoffmann
724-213-1014                                                                                       724-695-5267
ktracy@westasd.org                                                                           ehoffmann@westasd.org
website                                                                                             website
                                                          Wilson Elementary
                                                          Kathy Taylor
                  Kristen Tracy                                                                           Pearl Hellmann
                  724-213-1014                                                                           724-695-5233
                  ktracy@westasd.org                                                               phellmann@westasd.org