"What we know matters greatly, but who we are matters more"- Brene Brown
My name is Laura Garrigan, I am the new School Counselor at Maple Hill School! I am so excited to work with your children as working with children is one of my greatest joys. I am here to help all students and their families, the best way to reach me is through phone or email. My school phone number is 203-720-5236 extension 7030 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
About Ms. Garrigan
Although this is my first year as a School Counselor, I am not a stranger to working within elementary school settings. Prior to School Counseling, I have 5 years of experience within a Paraprofessional and Student Support Tutor role while completing my masters degree at Central Connecticut State University.
When I am not at school, I love spending time with my family and friends, taking cycling classes and being outside in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter I love to read inside!
It has been my dream to become an Elementary School Counselor. I feel very lucky to be at Maple Hill School and hope to teach students skills that they will carry with them all throughout their years of schooling. Skills such as proactive coping strategies, leadership, resilience, kindness and the importance of having a growth mindset.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Special Education; University of Hartford
Master of Science in School Counseling; Central Connecticut State University
Years as a School Counselor: 1 Year
A Few of My Favorite Things: Coffee (Dunkin'!), Gardening and Raisinettes
A Fun Fact About Me: I have ran 6 half marathons!