• Counseling & Mental Health

    The Neil Armstrong Counseling Department supports the District’s mission:

    “Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners”

    through a comprehensive school counseling program.

    With a commitment to individual uniqueness and diversity, the Counseling Program is designed to address the personal/social, academic and career development of all students. The Gates Chili Counseling Curriculum is defined by the standards of the ASCA National Model and is an integral part of the school’s total program. The program provides all students with the resources to develop and practice the mindsets needed to facilitate a seamless transition into the world of work, lifelong learning and citizenship.

    In Gates Chili, each grade level is exposed to social emotional learning. Topics covered in classroom counseling lessons include:

    • Skills for Learning (listening and focusing)
    • Empathy
    • Emotion Management
    • Upstanders and Anti-bullying
    • Problem Solving
    • Mindfulness
    • Coping Skills
    • Growth Mindset
    • Executive Functioning
    • Personal Safety
    • Drug and Alcohol Prevention


    For more information & resources, you can visit the

     Gates Chili Elementary Counseling Page or the Gates Chili School District Counseling page.

    Below is our COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH TEAM. For more information you can visit the Armstrong Mental Health page or you can click on their name to contact them by email:


     Ms. Krissy Angie- School Counselor



    Mr. Benjamin Matz - 8:1:2 Social Worker


    Mrs. Christine Smeaton - District Behavioral Specialist


    Ms.Tricia Snyder - School Social Worker

    Mrs. Valente

    Ms. Dawn Valente - School Caseworker


    Ms. Ashley Hall - School Psychologist