Counselor's Page

Meet the Counselor


Christine Castellano


Phone: 240-740-1270

Visit Ms. Castellano's NEW Continuity of Learning Page

Counseling Resources

  • American School Counseling Association
  • Character Counts! Book List
  • Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)
  • Maryland State Department of Education's Autism Website
  • Montgomery College
    Montgomery College offers a variety of programs for students of elementary school age and for their parents.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools Parent Academy
    The Parent Academy is for all parents and will offer eighteen different workshops, many repeated at varying times and locations.Topics include understanding the school system, computer skills, understanding ADHD, bullying prevention, high school graduation requirements, helping teens make good decisions, helping your child succeed in middle school and more.Courses will be taught by MCPS staff and a variety of community organizations. The workshops are located at schools and other sites throughout Montgomery County. Most are scheduled on weeknights at 7 p.m. and are free of charge. Child care will be provided for children ages 4 through 12. Interpreters in multiple languages will be available at the workshops if they have been requested on the registration form. More information can be obtained by calling 301-279-3100 or 301-517-5940.
  • Parent Encouragement Program 

    Want to start the new year on a more positive note with your kids? Looking for parenting strategies that work to set limits and boundaries, reduce power struggles, ease the morning rush or calm sibling rivalry? PEP (the Parent Encouragement Program) is holding workshops and classes this winter on these topics and more! Check out their new Winter Schedule for a wide range of programs for parents of toddlers to teens.

     ·         PEP Winter>

     ·         PEP home page:

    The Parent Encouragement Program is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, harmonious family relationships through parenting education, skills training and support. We help adults foster the values of mutual respect, shared responsibility, competence and cooperation in young people.