IHS Guidance's Response to COVID-19

  • There is nothing that we can tell you about COVID-19 that you haven't already heard.  However, we do want to let you know that we are still here for you. We encourage you to continue to care for yourself at such a challenging and unprecedented time.  Stay safe and healthy, and please don't hesitate to reach out if there's something we can help with.

    For school counseling check-in's and mental health support, please contact one of our two School Adjustment Counselors; Christine Ryan, at cryan@ipsk12.net, Kelly Scott, at kescott@ipsk12.net, or Beth Downing, the BRYT Program Clincian, at bdowning@ipsk12.net
    For High School Guidance, including Academics and College and Career Planning, please contact Justine May, School Counselor, at jmay@ipsk12.net, Claire Powers, School Counselor, at cpowers@ipsk12.net, or Jennifer Starrett, School Counselor, at jstarrett@ipsk12.net
    Counselors are assigned by year of graduation and last name.  Please see this list to determine your assigned counselor.
    Please note, emails are being monitored intermittently during school hours (7:45 am - 2:21 pm, Monday through Friday) and are not monitored after school business hours or on weekends. In the event of a mental health crisis, please contact Lahey Emergency Psychiatric Assessments & Services at (978) 744-1585, dial 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.

Helpful COVID-19 Links

Guidance Counselors

  • Justine May, School Counselor, Department Head
    (978)356-3137 x2153

    Jennifer Starrett, School Counselor
    (978)356-3137 x2152

    Claire Powers, School Counselor
    (978)356-3137 x2150


Guidance Support Staff

  • Nicole Dziadose, School Counseling Secretary
    (978)356-3137 x2147

    Christine Ryan, High School Adjustment Counselor
    (978)356-3137 x2144

    Kelly Scott, High School Adjustment Counselor
    (978)356-3137 x2190

    Rebecca Henry, High School Psychologist
    (978)356-3137 x2154

    Ken Downing, Academic Support
    (978) 356-3137 x2200

    Kerstin Pallo, BRYT Program Clinician
    (978) 356-3137 x2260

    Chelsee Shiels, BRYT Academic Coordinator
    (978) 356-3137

    Paula Butt, RN-BSN, School Nurse
    (978) 356-3137 x2157