Mrs. Samide
    Hi! I am Laura Samide, the counselor at Maple and River Birch Elementaries. I am pleased to share with you the many wonderful programs available to our students. As your school counselor, I am dedicated to ensuring that your child has every opportunity to succeed in a safe, nurturing environment. Our goal is that your child will be enriched intellectually, emotionally, and socially so that they will become productive citizens and life-long learners. We understand that every child is unique, which is why we offer a variety of services to meet every child's needs. I serve our entire student body by presenting guidance lessons in every classroom on a regular basis. Throughout the year, I present lessons on many different topics, such as friendship skills, study skills, bullying, healthy choices and problem-solving, to name just a few. In addition, the counseling department offers many programs and resources to meet the needs of all our parents and students. I am here to serve you.


  • Welcome, Brandon Plancher!

    The counseling department of River Birch is pleased to welcome Brandon Plancher as the intern for fall of 2017! Bobbie will be with us on Wednesdays, starting on August 30. He will be assisting with classroom lessons and small groups, as well as working with individual students under my direct supervision. Be sure to say, "hi" the next time you are in the office.
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