John Witherspoon School Counseling

Thomas Foley, Vanessa Bernal, Adam Rothschild

John Witherspoon Counselors

Throughout a child's education, school counselors are here to help support students and advocate for the equity, access, and success of every student. School counselors collaborate with classroom teachers, support staff, professional staff, parents, and community partners to maximize the development of educational, career, personal, and social skills that students need to thrive as responsible citizens in a diverse and changing world.  

Dr. Donovan's Letter to Students and Families


Middle School Counselors

Vanessa Bernal - 6th Grade Counselor

Thomas Foley - 7th Grade Counselor

Adam Rothschild - 8th Grade Counselor


Counseling Menu

Mental Health Resource

You can talk to trained counselors 24/7:

Call: 1-866-488-7386.

Text: START to 678678

Chat here (3pm-1am)

2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline

(24/7, TEXT or CALL): 888-222-2228

TransLifeline 877-565-8860 (10am-4am)

If you need crisis support, text NAMI to 741741

Dr. Donovans Letter

Trauma and Grief Resources