• CTE School Counseling

  • CTE Guidance Counselors

  • Who We Are

    We maintain a “team” approach as we work with students, parents/guardians, sending school counselors, CTE administrators, CTE program teachers and academic teachers, as well as special educators to provide a wraparound approach for students to be successful.  We support the growth and development in all aspects of our students’ lives.


    What We Do

    Academic Planning: We work with your sending school counselor to ensure you are taking the necessary classes and requirements for graduation. We review every student’s academic progress frequently, and will identify roadblocks to success and create plans with students and families to help assure satisfactory completion.

    Post-Secondary Planning: We assist in guiding students in their post-secondary pursuits, whether that is 2-year or 4-year colleges, pursuing industry certificates, or stepping out into careers.We provide industry information and experiences, as well as hosting college reps from a number of industry-related colleges.Our goal is to guide and explain the college applications process, including offering VSAC informational meetings.

    Emotional & Social: We meet with students individually and in groups to address issues or concerns that may impact learning, such as anxiety, conflict resolution, stress reduction, and organizational skills. We encourage the demonstration of Employability Skills in programs such as personal accountability, attendance, teamwork and a positive attitude. Please notify your program counselor if you need assistance identifying a local mental health practitioner.

    Sending School and Community Relations Coordinator

    Chris Chase

    Chris Chase Profile Mission

    To achieve the overall mission of CTE, the Sending School & Community Relations position exists to build awareness, relationships and new capacity to deliver career and technical education within our community. We will engage with diverse school, family, and community partners to increase access, participation, and successful completion of career and technical education.


    VSAC College & Careers Pathway Slides & Videos

    Resources & Supports: 

    Crisis Text Line- Text VT to 741741

    First Call: 802-488-7777

    Vermont Department for Children and Families website

    Vermont Family Network website

    Vermont Parents Help Line- 1-800-CHILDREN

    Vermont 211 Resource Page

    Parent Toolkit - College & Financial Aid Resources

  • CTE School Counselors

    Lindsay Ackley
    School Counselor for:

    • Automotive Technology
    • Building Technology Residential
    • HVAC
    • Natural Resources Forestry
    • Natural Resources Mechanical
    • Pre-Tech 1 & 4

    lackley@ewsd.org or (802) 857-7031

    Emmy Charron
    School Counselor for:

    • Childhood Education and Human Services
    • Computer Animation & Web Design
    • Computer Systems Technology
    • Design & Creative Media
    • Engineering & Architectural Design
    • Pre-Tech 2 

    echarron@ewsd.org or (802) 857-7249

    Heidi McLaughlin
    School Counselor for:

    • Cosmetology
    • Dental Assisting
    • Health Professions
    • Professional Foods
    • Pre-Tech 3 & 5

    hmclaughlin@ewsd.org or (802) 857-7250

    Sending School & Community Relations Coordinator

    Chris Chase
    Sending School & Community Relations Coordinator

    cchase@ewsd.org or (802) 857-7542

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