Counseling Office

Counseling Office

Pottstown Middle School School Counseling Office

Middle school students are characterized by rapid PMS window buildingphysical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Middle school counselors have an impact on these years by implementing a school counseling program and collaborating with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe, respectful learning environment whereby young adolescents can maximize personal and academic achievement. 

Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic, career and social/emotional development. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set informed career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.

Middle school counselors hold a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes ongoing professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional association membership enhances the school counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness.

About Us

Tom MarsdenThomas Marsden
School Counselor 5th Grade students

Mr. Marsden has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Temple University. He holds a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from West Chester University. He is a professional musician and is known as a stubborn do-it-yourselfer that works on his car and takes on home projects. He has been employed by the Pottstown School District since 2000.


Nicole PearsonNicole Pearson
School Counselor 6th Grade students

Mrs. Pearson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree of Education in School Counseling from West Chester University. She enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. She is a member of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) and a Long-term Substitute, who has been employed by the Pottstown School District since 2019.

Natalie Lennox
Ext. 83135
School Counselor 8th Grade students
Ms. Lennox is a 2021 graduate from West Chester University with a Master's in Counselor Education. Prior to West Chester Ms. Lennox played division 2 softball and earned a Bachelor's in Psychology from Post University. During her free time Ms. Lennox enjoys attending Philadelphia sporting events, traveling, and reading.

Ellen ClarkEllen Clarke
School Counseling Office Clerk
Ext. 83003



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