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  Michael Lynch (6th Grade) Email Icon Email

School Counseling

**To reach us, please email your child's counselor directly, or call the main number and press "0" and ask to speak with us** 


 Mrs. Taylor Barberet is the School Counselor for students in the 8th grade. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She went on the earn her Masters of Education degree in School Counseling at Suffolk University Boston. Prior to joining Tyrrell, she spent 3 years as a middle school counselor in Lawrence, MA and 2 years as a middle school counselor in the Farmington Public Schools. Mrs. Barberet enjoys cooking, kayaking and spending time with her family.


Mr. Michael Lynch is the School Counselor for students in the 6th grade.  He attended the University of Delaware and received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  He went on to earn his Masters of Science degree in School Counseling at Southern Connecticut State University, and prior to joining Tyrrell, spent five years as a middle school counselor in the Danbury School District.  Mr. Lynch enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and yoga.


Mrs. Wendy Salustro is the School Counselor for students in the 7th grade.  She attended Trinity College in Hartford and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, and her Masters in School Counseling from Fairfield University. Mrs. S enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family. 



According to the American School Counselor Association, middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team member with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success.




Middle school counselors implement the counseling program by providing:

School Counseling Curriculum

Coping strategies
Peer relationships and effective social skills
Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
Career awareness, exploration and planning
Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

Academic planning
Career planning
Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
Transition planning

Responsive Services

Individual and small group counseling
Individual/family/school crisis intervention
Peer facilitation
System Support

Professional development
Consultation, collaboration and teaming
Program management and operation

   Naviance Family Connection 

                                           Click on picture to get into Naviance

Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Every student at Tyrrell Middle School will receive his or her own Naviance account in grade 6. They will have access to this account through grade 12. School counselors visit classrooms at the beginning of each school year to help students set up their new accounts.

To access Naviance, please use the following instructions:

Naviance Student Login Information:

User Name: Student’s Email Address

Password: “t” plus the student’s lunch account number (i.e. t54321)

If you have trouble logging in, please contact Mrs. Buzzelli, Mr. Lynch, or Mrs. Salustro. 








Community Service Opportunities

Below is a list of organizations you may wish to contact for community service.
Note: Community service opportunities are NOT limited to the list below.
Alcott PTO –Michelle Thies (
Animal shelters
ARF-Animal Rescue Foundation-Kathy Johnson, President of
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Buzz About Books – volunteers to read to students…Tara Taylor/Kathy Colavecchio Frisbie Gr. 4
Carolyn’s Place in Waterbury
CFC Storehouse and Soup Kitchen-Bristol
Charity Cycling Challenge- Carol Wilkas (
Childrens Village Daycare- Maggie Gugliotti- ( or 203-879-2566)
Circle of Sports
Commission for Individuals with Special Needs- Gloria Clair (
Commission for the Handicapped
Company 4 Wolcott Vol. Fire Dept. Cadets- Kyle Dunn/Steve Miele ( (
Congregational Church
Excel Club –Annette Petruzzi (
Exchange Club
Farmingbury Women’s Club- Pat Dancer (203-754-4915)
Friends of the Wolcott Library
Frisbee PTO
Greater Waterbury Relay for Life- Dayna Lynn (
GWIM- Greater Waterbury Inter-Faith Ministries
Jr. Lego/Robotics-Mr. Cormier (
Junior Women’s Club- Carol Costello/Janet Discepelo
Junior Women’s Club/Juniorettes- Carol Costello/Janet Discepelo
Leo’s Club - WHS to find out student contact
Lion’s Club
March of Dimes - Mark Spencer ( or Kelly Flynn @ 860-584-3623 (contact)

Meals on Wheels

Police Activity League-Waterbury

Reading is Everybody’s Business
Relay for Life
Salvation Army
Special Olympics - Rebecca Brookshire (
St. Maria Goretti Church (
St. Pius Food Pantry/CCD
St. Vincent de Paul soup Kitchen and Thrift Store 
The First Tee = non-profit that teaches kids golf and core values)…Mike Moriarty 860-882-1660 (o) 203-592-7695. © mmoriarty@thefirstteectThy Eagle’s Nest -Chris Nelson 203-910-9275
Town Crew
Wakelee PTO
WHS Robotics Team – Rob Cormier (
Wolcott daycare centers
Wolcott Food Pantry
Wolcott Historical Society- Florence Goodman (Contact)
Wolcott Land Conservation Trust – Tom Tella (
Wolcott Lions Club- Joe Hutnik (
Wolcott Midget Football
Wolcott Police Explorers -

Wolcott Senior Center (Donna Belval)
Wolcott Soccer
Wolcott View Manor


Parenting Support Groups and Classes  Bristol Hospital is offering classes and support groups this summer and fall on parenting students with challenging behaviors such as ADHD, ODD, Autism, and PTSD. Some programs are for a nominal fee and/or free. Go to and search for parenting classes, a listing of classes available with times/dates/fee, and locations.