COVID-19: Resources for Families

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COVID-19 is putting incredible pressure on families. You might be noticing your child is struggling in new ways, or that old problems are getting worse. Should you worry about your child’s behavioral health? Visit for help.

Spread the Word about 2-1-1
Remember that you can call 2-1-1 for help in a number of areas, particularly now when many people are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. We all need help sometimes.

SEL Vision Statement
North Andover's social emotional learning vision is to implement a district wide framework (MTSS) that supports the social, emotional and behavioral health needs of ALL students to improve academic outcomes resulting in a positive school culture and climate.

What is Social Emotional Learning?

"Social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions." - CASEL

5 Core Competencies Taught Across Diverse Settings

CASEL's widely used Framework for Systemic Social and Emotional Learning identifies five core competencies that educate hearts, inspire minds, and help people navigate the world more effectively.

Just as important as the SEL competencies are the contexts for teaching them, the overall educational environment. SEL is not a single program or teaching method. It involves coordinated strategies across classrooms, schools, homes and communities, and districts.


Nikki Murphy, Ed.S, LICSW, MSW
Dir.of Social & Emotional Learning

 Contact Info 

North Andover Public Schools
566 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
978-794-1503 - Main Number

Counseling Staff

Early Childhood Center

Adjustment Counselor

Gretchen Magner

Elementary Schools

Guidance and Adjustment Counselors

Atkinson - Susie Connolly

Kittredge - Karla Dulin

Thomson - Stacy Foster

Franklin - Amanda Kelly

Sargent - Jillian Connally   

SEL Program Therapist

Thomson - Shauna Levin Kittredge - Meghan Pryor


Lauren Donovan

Mikaela Imbrogna

Kerry Lombardo

Middle School

Guidance and Adjustment Counselors

Jim Gosselin

Georgia Chute

Julia Faucher

SEL Program Therapist

Laura Stevens Michelle O’Leary

School Psychologists

Lindsey Chatterton

High School

SEL Program Therapist

Thomas DiStefano

Guidance & Adjustment Counselors

Steve Nugent, Dir. of Guidance Allison Callaruso Sara Coles Megan Francis

Katie Hebert Sarah Hickey

Megan Pinksten

Kaitlin Rogato

School Psychologist

Gina-Marie Bonanno


Behavior Analyst

Lisa Barinotto, BCBA Deborah Swenson, BCBA Stefanie Kronenfeld, BCBA