Counseling Department

Please see Staff Directory for links to counselor/psychologist's individual websites 

Counseling Department

School Psychologists

Penny Buckman (Grade 6 Green Team, Grade 7 Yellow Team, Grade 8 Crimson Team)
Martin Ariola (Grade 6 Red Team, Grade 7 Blue Team, Grade 8 Evergreen Team)


School Counselors

Julie Ayer ( Grade 6 Green A-M, Grade 7 Yellow L-Z, Grade 8 Crimson)
Lisa Dorso (Grade 6 Green N-Z, Grade 7 Blue, Grade 8 Evergreen H-Z)
Karen Hosk
ing (Grade 6 Red, Grade 7 Yellow A-K, Grade 8 Evergreen A-G)

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please give us a call.  We can be reached by calling 945-4830 and selecting ext. 4607 for Mrs. Hosking, ext. 4608  for Mrs. Ayer, ext.4611 for Mrs. Dorso.  If we are not able to take your call, please leave a voice mail on our private and confidential lines and we will call you back as soon as we can.

Please let us know how we can help make this year a great experience for you and your child. We look forward to hearing from you!


Please continue to check out your Child's Student Success plan.(SSP)  Use your child's User Name and Password to connect to Naviance. 

Their user name is their  last name and first two letters of their first name(ex. smithjo) all lower case and their password is the same as the portal.


Attention Parents and 8th Graders:

As we help prepare our 8th graders for next year, many options are available for high school.  On this site we will post information on the three public high schools that Watertown/Oakville students have access to attend. These schools are Watertown High School, Kaynor Vocational/Technical High School, and the Agri-Science Program at Nonnewaug High School. Throughout the year we will set up informational workshops and assemblies here at Swift. We will also post pertinent information on open house opportunities,contact information and application deadlines.  It is our goal to give you and your 8th grader the information needed to make informed decisions for their futures.

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