The Student Support Team

The Student Support Team

The term Student Support Team (SST) includes the following Bard DC team members:

  • Dean of Students
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • School Psychologist
  • Program Associate
  • Special Education Teacher/Coordinator
  • Family & Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Admissions Coordinator

The Student Support Team (SST) provides a variety of personal, social, and academic support interventions to students in various forms.  All of our SST members collaborate with parents and faculty members to insure the success and safety of Bard DC students.  Our School Counselor, Social Worker, and School Psychologist are clinical service providers licensed by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education and are able to provide our students with short-term, individual and group counseling.  The primary focus of counseling is to equip students with coping strategies designed to help them manage personal stressors.  Students learn to identify obstacles that interfere with their ability to achieve their goals.  The counseling staff also offers conflict mediation services, organizational support, and, when necessary, make referrals to and collaborate with community based organizations and external mental health professionals.  Lastly, our SST help guide students through the college admissions process.