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Counseling Office Hours

Counselors are available Monday - Friday 8AM to 3PM. Email is best way to contact us though you can still reach us at the school.

Our Vision

Cleveland Middle School is fortunate to have two full-time counselors on staff who offer a variety of services to the students, staff, and community. Our licensed counselors are trained to assist students with personal, social and academic issues, as well as assist them in developing college, career, and vocational readiness skills.

Our vision is for all students to graduate with the skills necessary for them to make self-directed, realistic and responsible decisions, accept personal responsibility for their actions, believe in their abilities, and live up to their dreams.

Services Provided:

  • Academic support
  • Bully prevention
  • Conflict and bullying resolution
  • Crisis response services
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Peer mediation
  • Personal, social, and emotional support
  • Referrals to outside agencies
  • Scheduling and registration
  • Small groups
  • Substance abuse education


Student's disclosure in the counseling office is confidential and private information unless a student reports:

  1. Harm to self
  2. Harm to others
  3. Student is being harmed or neglected by someone else


Please understand that if teachers or counselors are concerned for your safety we will be contacting your parents/guardians to ensure your safety and well-being.

Middle School Crossroads Counseling

Middle School Crossroads is a new APS initiative designed to support students in the areas of substance use prevention and intervention.  For more information and a variety of resources, please click this link.

Mission Statement

Cleveland Counselors provide a comprehensive developmental program based on the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. We foster a notion of respect, support, trust, and community among all students; through advocacy and collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, and the community. The counseling program promotes academic and life-long success through continued educational support and social/emotional growth.

Contact Information

Counseling Secretary

Amanda Negale
Ext: 43512

Students A - L

Anne Portman
Ext: 43506

Students M - Z

Deborah Maldonado
Ext. 43507

Social Worker

Trish Witter