School Counseling

Middle School can be a difficult adjustment for both students and families. Attached is some helpful information about navigating the middle school years. We have also attached a newsletter that includes helpful tips related to academics, mental health, and much more. They are available in both English and Spanish.

The Wallace Middle School Counselors are excited to share their new website with you.  We hope you will take the time to explore our site and learn more about our role at Wallace.  We are here to support ALL students through their middle school journey.  We have included helpful information for students and families related to academics, future planning, and social emotional learning.

Our site includes:

  • Counselor introductions and contact information

  • Role of the school counselor

  • School counselor news

  • Tips for academic success

  • Future planning:  high school and beyond

  • Social emotional learning

  • Mental health resources

  • Parent resources

The link to the website is;


Waterbury offers many options for high school which are all included on the future planning page.  There are links to all the high school programs in the area and important information regarding application deadlines for 8th graders will be coming out soon.


The school counselor news page will give you insight on what the counselors are focusing on in each grade.  Be sure to check out the parent resource page which includes all the links to access your child’s grades and teachers via powerschool and parent square.  


We hope you find this site helpful.  


~The Wallace School Counselors

6th Grade

Melissa Desjardins

203-574-8140 X 37109


7th Grade

Tina Calabrese

203-574-8140 X 37110


8th Grade

203-574-8140 X 37111



Haley Grabowski

203-574-8140 X 37021


SEL School Counselor

Debra Rosado



SEL School Counselor

203-574-8140 X 37116



April Newsletter- English

April Newsletter- Spanish

March Newsletter

March Newsletter- Spanish

Newsletter 2- English

Newsletter 2- Spanish

Navigating the Middle Years- English

Navigating the Middle Years- Spanish

Newsletter 1 - English

Newsletter 1- Spanish




Wallace Middle School
3465 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06705
Phone: 203.574.8140

Fax: 203.574.8141