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Dear BAC Families,


I am looking forward to another school year with you & your children! A little bit about my role... I provide social & emotional support to our children--recognizing that academic, social, and emotional development go hand-in-hand. :)


"The greatest good for the greatest number of people" is a philosophy I like to follow, so am thankful for our school-wide ROCKS character education framework (Respect, Optimism, Curiosity, Kindness, Smart-in-our-choices) & that I get to do so many classroom lessons! We follow the NJ Social & Emotional Learning Standards, which are: Self-awareness, Self-management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-making, Relationship Skills. Small groups for family support, anxiety, or skill-building, book clubs, and response to immediate needs are also part of my work at BAC. I have a new google classroom; feel free to join! The code is: 4l3tt7a 


I'm including a few documents & infographics that are helpful to me and might be helpful to you too!

Cucinella ROCKS!.docx

Self-regulation IS Co-regulation.docx

How Anxiety Shows Up.docx

Separation Anxiety 

Strengths of Strong Willed Kids.docx

NJ SEL Standards.docx


Do not hesitate to be in touch with me at any time. All questions & comments are welcome!


Sincerely, Mrs. McCool



Kyra McCool, School Counselor

Benedict A. Cucinella School

470 Naughright Road

Long Valley, NJ

908-850-3161 x6057

[email protected]