116 Volney St.
Phoenix, NY 13135
FAX: (315) 695-1201 (315) 695-1573 E -mail: info@phoenixcsd.org


116 Volney Street
Phoenix, NY 13135
Main Office: 315.695.1521
Guidance: 315.695.1522
Nurse: 315.695.1524
Special Ed: 315.695.1648

Katherine Barber
(Students with last name L-Z)

Andrew Quirk
(Students with last name A-K)

Jillian Lunn
School Psychologist 

AnneMarie Muller
School Social Worker

Welcome to the Emerson J. Dillon Middle School Guidance Department

The Guidance Department at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School is made up of School Psychologists and School Counselors. The team uses their training and skills to work with parents, teachers, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. The Guidance Department understands child development, school systems, and effective teaching, and is prepared to help alleviate difficulties that may otherwise impede successful learning.


Response to Intervention (RTI)
Committee on Special Education (CSE)
Crisis Response Team
Individual Counseling

Psycho-Educational Assessment
Behavioral Management/Modification

Grief Counseling
Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Social Skills Training
Consultation with Staff and Parents

Guidance professionals serve a vital role in maximizing student achievement. Incorporating leadership, advocacy and collaboration, Guidance promotes equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students.

Collaborating with other faculty and staff to promote student achievement, Guidance addresses the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs that are a part of a comprehensive school counseling and school psychology program.

To reach the department during school hours, please call (315) 695-1522.


K-12 Guidance Plan

The K-12 Guidance Plan is a resource for members of the Phoenix Central School District K-12 Student Support Services Team and the Phoenix Central School District educational community. The plan supports the overall mission of the school district by promoting student achievement, college and career planning, and personal social development for every student.
> K-12 Guidance Plan [pdf]


MISSION STATEMENT AND PHILOSOPHY: The Emerson J. Dillon Middle School Guidance Office is committed to the promotion of student success throughout their educational career by developing skills in the areas of academics, career exploration, and personal/social experiences. Given a well-rounded curriculum focusing on these three areas, as well as a safe learning environment, a student can develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a productive and competent citizen.