Student Support

The Windward School understands that achieving academic competence alone is not enough for our students. To help prepare them to return to mainstream education, we also provide them with opportunities for social and emotional growth. Windward offers special programs for lower and middle school students that are specifically designed to help them. They include programs that:

  • Understand and manage their emotions
  • Develop friendships and manage social situations
  • Develop empathy for others
  • Understand how they learn
  • Learn how to advocate for themselves
  • Boost their self-confidence and build self-esteem
  • Succeed socially and academically in a mainstream environment

Student Support Programs By Division

Contact Us

Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools
phone: (212) 222-8628

Ms. Alexandra Bennett
School Counselor,
Grades 1-4, ext. 3366  

Ms. Lauren Fulco
School Counselor,
Grades 5-6, ext. 3336   

Ms. Brooke Kallenberg
School Counselor,
Grades 7-8, ext. 3337

Westchester Lower School
phone: (914) 949-6968

Ms. Ashley Vega
School Counselor,
Grades 2-3 ext. 2242 

Mr. Andrew Pearlman
School Counselor,
Grades 1 & 4, ext. 2264 

Ms. Allyson Kapadia
School Counselor,
Grade 5, ext. 2244

Westchester Middle School
phone: (914) 949-6968

Ms. Meryl Schachter
School Counselor,
Grade 6,
Grade 9 students w/ last names L-Z,
ext. 1105 

Ms. Julie Liebman
Dean of Westchester Middle School Student Support and School Counselor,
Grade 8, 
ext. 1239

Ms. Nicole Hanby
School Counselor,
Grade 7,
Grade 9 students w/ last names A-K,
ext. 1127

Director of Student Support and Social-Emotional Learning  

Dr. Anna Weiser 
All campuses
(914) 949-6968
ext. 2837