The Phoenix Firebird mascot runs around the gymnasium to pump up a crowd full of students during the Dillon Way celebration.

EJD Student Services

  • The Student Services Department at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School is made up of school psychologists and school counselors. The team uses their training and skills to work with parents, teachers and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. The department understands child development, school systems and effective teaching, and is prepared to help alleviate difficulties that may otherwise impede successful learning.

    Student Services professionals serve a vital role in maximizing student achievement. Incorporating leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the depatment promotes equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students.

    Collaborating with other faculty and staff to promote student achievement, Student Services addresses the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs that are a part of a comprehensive school counseling and school psychology program.

    To reach the department during school hours, please call 315.695.1522.

Services Provided

    • Response to Intervention (RTI)
    • Committee on Special Education (CSE)
    • Crisis Response Team
    • Individual Counseling
    • Psycho-Educational Assessment
    • Behavioral Management/Modification
    • Grief Counseling
    • Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution
    • Social Skills Training
    • Consultation with Staff and Parents

K-12 Guidance Plan

  • The K-12 Guidance Plan is a resource for members of the Phoenix Central School District K-12 Student Support Services Team and the Phoenix Central School District educational community. The plan supports the overall mission of the school district by promoting student achievement, college and career planning, and personal social development for every student.


Mission Statement & Philosophy

  • The Emerson J. Dillon Middle School Guidance Office is committed to the promotion of student success throughout their educational career by developing skills in the areas of academics, career exploration, and personal/social experiences. Given a well-rounded curriculum focusing on these three areas, as well as a safe learning environment, a student can develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a productive and competent citizen.

Katherine Barber
Andrew Quirk
Jillian Lunn
Anne Marie Muller