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Guidance Office

Guidance Office


Joe Walker Elementary Guidance Services

Mrs. Shadia DelVitto, Guidance Counselor
(724) 222-3061 

The mission of the McGuffey School District school counseling department is to provide a comprehensive counseling program addressing the academic career, personal, and social development of all students. In partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and the community, school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure all students in the McGuffey School District have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.

The McGuffey School District school counseling program is an integral part of the total educational system. It is pro-active, clearly defined, accountable, and developmental by design. It includes sequential activities organized and implemented by certified school counselors, teachers, administrators, student’s parents/guardians, and community members. The school counseling program includes the following delivery methods to meet the expectations of the McGuffey School District Policy 112:

     1. Guidance Curriculum

     2. Individual Student Planning

     3. Responsive Services

     4. System Support

The program addresses the needs of all students within the:

     Academic Development Domain

       Career Development Domain


     Personal/Social Development Domain

These domains and standards are based on nationally recognized standards developed by the American School Counselor Association in 1997.

Junior Achievement Career Day

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