Student Support Services


Counseling Staff

Dr. Stephen Gustin, School Adjustment Counselor


Jennifer Costa, Guidance Counselor


Mrs. Kristin Orlandella, School Psychologist



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Our school adjustment counselor, Dr. Stephen Gustin, our school counselor, Ms. Jennifer Costa, and our school psychologist, Mrs. Kristen Orlandella, are available to all students and parents for assistance in working out problems that may involve the classroom, the home and family, or the peer group.

Students are able to see Dr. Gustin, Ms. Costa, or Mrs. Orlandella on an individual basis or in a small group setting when appropriate. Referrals to counseling services can be made by the student, teacher, or by a parent or guardian.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact any of us at any time regarding academic, social or family concerns. All information is held in the strictest confidence.

Information regarding outside agencies, therapists, family counselors and other sources of assistance are also available in the counseling office.

The major objectives of our counseling program are:

  • to foster more comfortable and appropriate relationships with students and peers, family and school personnel

  • to increase self-understanding, understanding of others, and awareness of self in relationships

  • to address personal and school adjustment issues

  • to provide emotional support

  • to promote healthy and effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills

Our counseling staff can help you and your child have a positive and successful middle school experience. Please feel free to contact Dr. Gustin, Ms. Costa, or Mrs. Orlandella at any time.


George Ferro
Assistant Principal
Michael Grable


610 Franklin Street Whitman, MA 02382
Phone: (781) 618-7000 FAX: (781)-618-7099

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