School Counselor, Grades 5-8
Leigh O’Connor began working in the Schuylerville Central School District in the 2006 as a school counselor. Leigh provides both individual and group counseling services to students in the elementary and middle School. She works closely with teachers and students, and actively seeks ways to provide a sense of connection and community in our halls. Leigh enjoys teaching students to find their voice, develop self-confidence, and become problem-solvers. She also strongly believes mental and physical health are equally important components to a person’s overall health.
“By teaching students the importance of self-care, advocacy, and communication skills, we are giving them skills to be the best they can be.”
Leigh earned her master’s degree in school counseling from The College of Saint Rose and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from LeMoyne College.
School Counselor, Grades 5-8
Erin has been a guidance counselor in the Schuylerville School District since 2003.
She is responsible for helping students build their school schedules, providing individual and group counseling, organizing and overseeing career night, handling vocational assessments, and coordinating sixth grade visitations, among other things. Erin also is committed to working closely with her colleagues and students’ parents to ensure Schuylerville students receive the best possible service.
“I like working at Schuylerville because of the students here. They are kind, generous, trustworthy, insightful, imaginative, and they are fun. I never imagined that I would be so lucky to be working with a fantastic community, dedicated colleagues, and wonderful students.”
Erin earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology (with a minor in social work) at Plymouth State in New Hampshire, and her master’s degree in school counseling at UMass Boston. She is a graduate of Glens Falls High School.
Social Worker, Grades K-12
Erin Sgambelluri provides counseling services to children in grades K-12. Ms. Sgambelluri has an extensive background in the field of trauma work and mental health, specifically with children. Her previous roles in nonprofit agencies included working with children on healthy communication skills and appropriate self-regulation, as well as assisting families in utilizing coping skills and community resources. Additionally, Ms. Sgambelluri has been a volunteer softball coach for her hometown for the past year. She is excited to join new programs and groups to be more involved in the Schuylerville community!
“Working with children is always entertaining – everyday brings new excitement and challenges. But the resilience of children is remarkable and I love seeing the breakthroughs and triumphs. It’s great to be a part of a community that shares that mentality and values the growth of children in all aspects of their lives.”
Ms. Sgambelluri received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Siena College and her master’s degree in social work from University at Albany.