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Hello parents!


Welcome back to another school year!


My name is Nicole Nolan and I am the school counselor here at Saint Leo the Great School. I have been tasked with the ever important job of overseeing the school’s character education plan and working with the school community to develop new and fun ways to foster the development of our core values into our students. I am also available to meet individually with students and in groups to meet their mental wellness needs as it relates to their education.


This year, we are fortunate to be expanding our school counseling team here at Saint Leo's. I welcome Ms. Sarah Verbos as an additional school counselor, and Ms. Amanda McDonald as school social work intern. Together, we are looking forward to doing even more incredible work with your children to foster resiliency and character development.


I wanted to be sure that you all had the information necessary to reach me should your child need additional support or resources during what seems to be another unprecedented school year.  If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me at the email address below or you can reach me at my extension at 219. You can also reach me by directly chatting with me on Microsoft Teams.



Weekly, Ms. Verbos or Ms. McDonald will visit classes and coordinate lessons with the positivity trait of the week through the Positivity Project. On this website, you will be able to see the Trait of the Week, along with my plans for classroom sessions. Throughout the year, we will showcase some of the incredible character work that your children are doing through service learning in their classrooms. I look forward to once again teaching your students in my Lion Strong and GOALS electives for the middle school.


Lastly, this page will be updated with various resources that can help you with some of the tougher conversations as your child continues to grow and learn.


If for any reason you’d like to contact me with regards to a concern, question, or suggestions related to our character education programming, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected].


Thank you!



Nicole Nolan, MPP, MSW, LCSW

Certified School Social Worker