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Middle School Counselors

(570) 226-4557 x3055


Ms. Lauren Tenbus
tenbusla@wallenpaupack.org
Grade 6

Mrs. Cara Jean Dougherty
dougheca@wallenpaupack.org
Grade 7

Mr. Nathan Heinly
heinlyna@wallenpaupack.org
Grade 8

The WAMS Counselors provide the adolescents in the building with academic, career, and emotional / social support. They work closely with students, teachers and parents to make the middle school experience healthy and productive for every child. The counselors provide all students with services that include the following:

  • Provide students with academic support through communication regarding their grades and progress
  • Assist the Child Study Team in determining any special needs of students
  • Provide emotional support to students and their parents in dealing with the demands of adolescence
  • Counsel individual student with educational and personal concerns
  • Work with referral agencies such as Mental Health / Mental Retardation, Children and Youth, Drug and Alcohol programs, Survivors' Resources, VIP, etc.
  • Work with the North Intermediate and South Elementary in providing information and scheduling for a smooth transition to the Middle School
  • Coordinate with the High School in providing all eighth graders and their parents the information to develop the student's ninth grade schedule
  • Work in concert with the Student Assistance Team
  • Process all enrollments and withdrawals

Support Staff


Mrs. Carol Dencker
denckeca@wallenpaupack.org
Administrative Assistant
(570)226-4557 x3055