Benjamin Dohn: Assistant Counselor, Middle School
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Ben began working for WRVSU in the fall of 2021. Ben primarily works with middle school students through individual and small group instruction. Hiking, being outdoors, and playing/watching basketball are among his favorite things to do in his free time. Ben has 10 years experience working with youth and adolescents through non-profit educational initiatives, workforce development, and social emotional growth. Ben grew up in central New York and attended SUNY Oswego for his undergraduate studies before briefly living in Seattle, Washington working with AmeriCorps VISTA. Ben then relocated to Buffalo, New York in order to pursue his Master’s in Social Work at the University at Buffalo. Most recently, Ben has been living in the Upper Valley for the past 3 years. You can reach Ben at bdohn@wrvsu.org.

Kara Hemenway: Counselor, Bethel Elementary
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Kara Hemenway started working at Bethel elementary school in 2021. She is the school counselor for the elementary and middle school. She teaches guidance and supports the social/emotional well being of all students. She loves to sing and has two dogs that she spends the most time with when not at school. Ms. Hemenway was born and raised and still lives in Lebanon, NH. You can reach her at khemenway@wrvsu.org.

Nicole LaMothe: Counselor, High School
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Nicole has been a school counselor in the WRUD schools since 2006, where she worked with students in grades 7-12.  In 2021, she joined  WRVHS as the high school counselor. She has experience as a counselor, support plan coordinator, ropes course facilitator, and in restorative practices. Nicole attended the University of Vermont for her undergraduate in Psychology and Sociology and the University of New Hampshire for her Masters degree in Counseling. In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband, playing flute and piccolo with the South Royalton Town Band, hiking, skiing, dancing, and taking traveling adventures of all kinds! You can reach Nicole at nlamothe@wrvsu.org.

Michelle Pringle: Counselor, Royalton Elementary
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Michelle has been a part of WRUD since 2019, where she worked in the alternative program.  In 2021 she joined the Royalton Elementary campus as the school counselor. She has experience as a counselor, teacher, and behavioral support. Michelle completed the Upper Valley Educators Institute Principal Intern Program in 2021, and currently holds a license in administration. In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband, her many dogs, and plants of all kinds! You can reach Michelle at mpringle@wrvsu.org.