• The Role of School Counselor


    Counseling is a helping process in which the school counselor provides a safe, nurturing environment. Often, the focus is on problem solving, decision making and discovering personal meaning related to learning and development. Parents, teachers, administrators, and students can initiate a referral to the school counselor. Following are some of the ways in which counselors work with the entire school community.

    Working with students:

    • advocate for students

    • listen to students, assess their needs and develop realistic interventions

    • help students to cope with social/emotional pressures, set realistic goals, and become responsible young adults

    • help students to understand and accept their capabilities and limitations

    • assist students with transition issues and orientation to Boston Latin School

    • make appropriate internal and external referrals

      Working with parents, teachers, and administrators:

    • provide professional expertise to staff, parents, and the community

    • provide on-going feedback to parents and teachers concerning individual student’s counseling needs

    • develop educational strategies with school personnel and community mental health specialists to meet the needs of individual students who are experiencing difficulties

    • collaborate with special educators to assist in the development of education plans that meet the needs of special education students

      Counselor Assignments

      Ms. Ollie Osinubi - Head of Guidance, AP Coordinator  

      Last names beginning with A-K

      oosinubi@urbansci.net ext: 73811

      Ms. Mariel Santos - Student Development Counselor

      Last names beginning with L-Z

      rmetayer@urbansci.net ext: 73816

      Ms. Rosie Altman-Merino - College Adviser

      raltmanmerino@urbansci.net