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Student Assistance Team

The Student Assistance Team (SAT) is a group of teachers, support personnel, and administrators who have been trained to work with students who might be at risk because of various problems.  Members of the team are available to students seeking answers to personal problems or those who feel they need some help with any issue.  If a student feels they want to talk about something or just need some advice or help in any situation, they should feel free to speak to any of the trained members listed below.  There are also telephone numbers and links listed on this page if there is an immediate need. More information on the Student Assistance Team and a referral form are available on Mrs. Biddinger’s website.

Mr. Joshua Burns SBBH
Ms. Elise Mauser SBBH
Ms. Nicole Gross SBBH
Mr. William Brecker Mental Health
Mrs. Anne Darrup Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Leanne Ryan Nurse
Mrs. Carole Lubeskie Social Worker
Mrs. Jennifer Biddinger Teacher
Mr. Walter Kozlowski Teacher
Mrs. Juanita Howerter Teacher
Mr. Greg Sacavage Athletic Director
Mrs. Kathy Schauer Teacher
Mrs. Lisa Varano Senior High School Principal
Mr. Pete Cheddar Junior High School Principal

The Student Assistance Team deals with the following at-risk behaviors:

  • Drug and alcohol use and abuse
  • Depression and suicide
  • Eating disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Any drastic change in a student’s behavior, physical appearance, or peer relationships

Any teacher, parent, student, or community member can make a referral by speaking to a team member.

Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of the month.