Student Services

The Department of Student Services provides a wide array of assistance programs and
comprehensive services to students, staff and parents. 

New pressures on communities, families and schools have resulted in more at-risk students.  The Student Support staff works in collaboration with other professionals and community agencies in order to meet numerous needs.  Staff members address a myriad of issues including career education/planning, self-esteem, interpersonal relations, absenteeism, peer mediation, school safety and mental and physical health.  Student Services are coordinated programs of specialized services to students and families.

Developmental Services
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Routine Health Service
  • Career Exploration
Assessment and Intervention Services
  • Testing
  • Referrals to Community Agencies
  • Direct Services-Academic, Social
  • Physical and Emotional Concerns
Consultation and Coordination Services
  • Indirect Services
  • Teaming of Support Services
Other Services
  • Child Accounting
  • Student Records and Transcripts
  • Working Papers
  • Home Education
  • Saturday School
  • Alternative School
School Health
  • School Nurse Practitioners
  • School Nurse
  • Health Room Technicians (LPN’s)
  • Skilled Professional Health Care
  • Primary and Preventive Health Services
  • Comprehensive Health Appraisals
  • Health Counseling
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Periodic Screening Tests and Services
  • Child/Family Advocates for Health Care
Guidance and Counseling
  • Comprehensive, Developmental K-12 Program
  • Trained, Caring and Competent Staff Counseling
  • Individual Guidance Services
  • Elementary Counselors
  • Middle School Counselors
  • High School Counselors
School Safety Program
  • Comprehensive School Safety Plans
  • Building Crisis Teams
  • Comprehensive/School Safety Advisory Council
School Psychologists

(Highly Trained School Psychologists)

  • Programs of:
  • Psychological Diagnosis
  • Prescription and Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention/Consultation
  • Collaboration with Community to Improve Educational Experience and Promote Students’ Self-Worth
School Social Workers
  • Certificated School Social Workers
  • Collaboration with Families
  • Community Resources
  • Efforts to Modify and Improve
    Attitudes and Behaviors
  • Interpretation of Regulations/Laws
  • School Attendance
  • Child Labor
Student Assistance Program (C.A.R.E.)
  • 1 Highly Trained Middle School Team
  • 1 Well Trained High School Team
  • Identification of High Risk Students
  • Alcohol/Drug Use
  • Suicide/Mental Health Problems
  • Effective Referral Process (Staff, Peers, Parents and Self-Referrals)
  • Support Groups
  • “After-Care” Programs
Peer Mediation
  • Active High School Programs
  • Functioning Middle School Programs
  • Operative Elementary School Teams
  • Promotion of Safe School Environment
  • Peers Resolving Student Conflicts
    Student Teams Highly Trained in 
    Communication Skills, Decision Making Skills, Self-Awareness and 4-Step Conflict Resolution

Director of Student Services

Dr. Brandon Pardoe began his career in education in 1992 as a fifth-grade teacher at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Va. He moved back to the area in 1993 to become a second- and third-grade teacher at Loyalsock Valley Elementary School in Montoursville, where he worked for six years.

He started his time at WASD in 2002 when he was hired as principal of Round Hills Elementary School after having worked in the same capacity for three years at J. George Becht School in Loyalsock Township. Starting in 2007, Dr. Pardoe became a head middle school principal, a position he held for seven years between Curtin Middle School and WAMS. Dr. Pardoe was named as head principal of WAHS in 2014, a position in which he served for eight years before becoming the Director of Student Services in 2022.

Contact Information:
P: 570-327-5500, ext. 40310 | E: [email protected]

Photo of Brandon Pardoe.