Student Support Center

Each school in the North Adams Public School district employs a Student Support Center.

The Student Support Center provides proactive support and skill-building opportunities in order to help students positively change their social, emotional and behavioral choices. A full-time coordinator staffs the Student Support Center. The coordinator provides supports by:

  • Setting limits and managing various levels of behavior.

  • De-escalating various levels of emotion.

  • Processing with students utilizing best practice techniques.

  • Providing processing opportunities to individual students through check-ins.

  • Collecting and analyzing data regarding Student Support Center usage on a daily basis.

Student Support Team

The SST meets weekly to review referrals from staff and respond to student-level behavior, SEL, and academic data (school-wide trends and specific students)


Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Dean of Students

SPED Coordinator 9-12

Drury Homeless Liaison

Dean of Students

Court Liaison

Drury Safety Liaison to the District Safety Team

Drury School Safety Management Team Facilitator

SPED Coordinator 7-8

Behavior Coordinator

SEL/Mental Health Academy Team Facilitator

SST Facilitator

Guidance Counselor, A-K

College and Career Advisor

Guidance Counselor, L-Z

College and Career Advisor

504 Plan Coordinator

School Adjustment Counselor

NBCC Family Referral

Staff Liaison for all DCF 51a reports (mandated reports of neglect/abuse)

School Adjustment Counselor

District Nurse

All medical concerns

Additional Support Staff

These staff members do not participate in weekly meetings but are engaged in support the Student Support Team and Special Education work with students.

  • Andrew Callahan: Teaching Assistant / Wednesday Peer Tutoring Coordinator

  • Anna Dix: Teaching Assistant

  • Angela Ellsworth: Teaching Assistant

  • Ray Santiago: Behavior Interventionist