Hello! I’m Lisa Tarsa, the Guidance Counselor at Northville Elementary School. I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful community!
As the guidance counselor at Northville Elementary School, I teach developmental guidance lessons aligned with the New Milford Public Schools Character Education Program. The guidance lessons promote and reinforce positive character traits such as respect, responsibility, honesty, compassion, perseverance, citizenship, integrity, loyalty, courage and cooperation. I also provide individual and group counseling based on teacher referrals and parent requests. These sessions are facilitated with parent permission.
During the elementary school years, students are beginning to develop their academic self-concept as well as their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. It is a time when students are acquiring attitudes toward school, self, peers and social groups, while developing character values. Communication, decision-making, and life skills are also being developed. My primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I am here to help students achieve their goals, as well as provide support for parents and teachers.