Every day, students are increasingly confronted with a variety of challenges which interfere with the ability to succeed in school. To deal with these challenges, Middle School students need to develop self-esteem and coping skills. Emotional factors such as depression and the use of drugs and alcohol can create barriers to the process of success in school. The Radnor Township School District recognizes that such barriers impede student success in school, and it has developed a program for identifying students who are experiencing difficulty and provides them with resources to help overcome these challenges. One part of this commitment is the Student Assistance Program known as MS HOPE (Middle School: Helping Our Pupils' Esteem).
Purpose of the Team
The goals of our student assistance program, MS HOPE are to:
- Confidentially identify students who are experiencing barriers that impede their ability to succeed in school. These barriers include, but are not limited to, low self-esteem, lack of coping skills, depression, or the use and abuse of controlled substances;
- Intervene when appropriate, either by personal contact or by support groups, and
- Refer these students for appropriate help within or outside of RMS and monitor their progress towards a healthier and safer lifestyle.
MS HOPE is not a treatment program. It seeks to help or refer students who exhibit forms of behavior that impede their ability to succeed in school. It also provides for intervention by making referrals to appropriate agencies.
Feel free to contact any team member if you have concerns about an RMS student.
Dr. Lisa Marie Boschi - Psychologist
Mr. Ryan Buterbaugh (Main Office) – Assistant Principal
Dr. Dan Cane - Psychologist
Mr. Clyde Diehl (Guidance Suite) – Counselor
Ms. Ceire Evans – Social Worker
Mrs. Jen Fritz (Room 221) – Teacher
Mrs. Gail Furman (Room 407) – Teacher
Ms. Nadine Karel (Caron Foundation) – Liaison
Dr. Doug Kent (Main Office) – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Amanda Lewis (Room 144) – Teacher
Mrs. Dorothy Lowery – Psychologist
Mrs. Andrea McMenamin (Room 208) - Teacher
Mrs. Jennifer O’Shea (NHS) – Liaison
Ms. Nicole Ottaviano (Guidance Suite) – Counselor
Ms. Carolyn Popovic (Room 111) – Teacher
Mrs. Esther Purnell (Main Office) – Principal
Mrs. Lauren Raines (Guidance Suite) – Counselor
Mrs. Carolyn Seaton (Health Office) – Nurse
Mrs. Karen Shoulberg (Room 408) – Teacher
Mrs. Amy Tompkins (Room 144) – Teacher