High School Guidance Department
Tel: 508-785-1730 School CEEB Code: 220695
(left to right: Kara McAuliffe, Lynda Getchell, Tim O'Mara, Heidi Loando, Beth Hecker,
Carol Spezzano, Ellen Chagnon, Rob Williamson, Liz Benatti)
Meet our Department
Ellen Chagnon has been with the Dover-Sherborn Regional Schools since 2002, serving as a guidance counselor at the middle school. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. She has a Masters of Arts degree in Education with a focus in Counseling Psychology. Mrs. Chagnon completed coursework through Boston University to obtain administrative licensure in 2007. Mrs. Chagnon has started a new chapter in her counseling career and is the Director of Guidance for the region, grades 6-12.
DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE: Ellen Chagnon - Grades 6-12
508-785-1730 Ext. 8617
Beth Hecker received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and her master's degree from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Beth joined the Dover-Sherborn guidance team in 2004 after serving as a school counselor in Stoneham, Massachusetts for twelve years. In addition to the day to day responsibilities, Beth coordinates the standardized testing programs for the PSAT and the SAT at Dover-Sherborn, serves on the high school's Technology Committee, coordinates information for State Scholarships (Stanley Koplik Certificate of Mastery), and coordinates the generic scholarship information that is posted on Naviance for students' review.
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: Beth Hecker - Grades 9-12
508-785-1730 Ext. 8619
Tim O’Mara joined the guidance team in August, 2017. Mr. O'Mara is a two time graduate Providence College graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in School Counseling. Before becoming part of the DS Guidance team, Tim has experience as a college admission counselor as well as a school counselor. Tim works as a Class Advisor for the Class of 2022.
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: Timothy O'Mara - Grades 9-12
508-785-1730 Ext. 8631
Carol Spezzano joined the guidance team in February, 2008. Carol is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a major in Psychology. She received her graduate degree in School Counseling from Bridgewater State College. Carol coordinates the Community Scholarship program for the Senior Awards Program. She serves as a member of SPAN, the Substance Prevention & Awareness Network and is a member of TEC's Higher Education Committee.
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: Carol Spezzano - Grades 9-12
508-785-1730 Ext. 8620
Rob Williamson joined the guidance team in August, 2012. Following his graduation from Brown University in 2008, Mr. Williamson worked as a college admissions counselor for a number of years until enrolling in a graduate degree program at Boston University. Mr. Williamson graduated from BU with a Master's degree in School Counseling while interning in the Dover Sherborn High School guidance office as a part of his graduate course work. He comes to Dover-Sherborn with additional school counseling experience at Brookline High School. Rob works with the Peer Helping Program and serves as the military liaison for the high school.
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: Rob Williamson - Grades 9-12
508-785-1730 Ext. 8624
Kara McAuliffe joined Dover Sherborn in 2015. Kara received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston College. She holds a Master's of Social Work and is a licensed social worker. Kara has had experience working as a child and adolescent outpatient clinician, and she has been a school-based counselor since 2006. Kara supports students at both Dover Sherborn High School and Middle School.
SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR: Kara McAuliffe - Grades 6-12
SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR: Heidi Loando - Grades 6-12
508-785-8149 Ext. 8696
Counselor Caseload 2022-2023
|Mrs. Hecker||Mr. Williamson||Mrs. Spezzano||Mr. O'Mara|
|Gr 9: Abramian-Gibbs||Gr 9: Gilchrist-McStravick||Gr 9: Melanson-Sakiyama||Gr 9: Salvin-Zatylny|
|Gr 10: Abbett-Goldstein||Gr 10: Gong-Liu||Gr 10: Loeffler-Rosa||Gr 10: Sanders-Zeng|
|Gr 11: Abramain-Ethridge||Gr 11: Fallon-Lanczycki||Gr 11: Lane-Pruett||Gr 11: Rapo-Zhang|
|Gr 12: Acker-Ford||Gr 12: Frankel-Martinovich||Gr 12: Mazurenko-Schroeder||Gr 12: Schwartz-Zulovic|