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Beacon High School Parents Resources

PARENT SUPPORT & ADVISORY GROUPS

These monthly “open format” meetings, facilitated by a BHS clinician, allow parents the opportunity to meet other parents, be part of the school community, obtain information and support and establish connections helpful connections.  Some of the issues discussed in the past include:

  • How Beacon can work with and for you and your adolescent
  • Creating realistic expectations, adjusting expectations and holding onto hope
  • Setting limits with fragile and vulnerable adolescents
  • Adolescent Development: Issues of identity and autonomy
  • Social Issues: dealing with free time after school, weekends and vacations
  • Dealing with ambivalence about taking medication
  • Cognitive Behavioral Strategies to use a home
  • Helping adolescents with depression and anxiety

BHS PARENT COUNCIL

 A small, active group of Beacon parents who meet monthly with the Director to provide feedback, consultation and enhance parent involvement.  The Parent Council is committed to developing systems to improve communication among parents and faculty, offer resources to new and current families and strengthen the connection between home and school.

PARENT CONTACT LIST

David Zimmer, Beacon High School Principal
617-993-5127
DZimmer@walkercares.org

Linda Cox, Administrative Support (IEPs, Meeting Schedules)
617-993-5100
LCox@walkercares.org

Nancy McNally, Educational Director
617-993-5165
NMcNally@walkercares.org

Peg Quilty, Wellness Director/Nurse
617-993-5115
PQuilty@walkercares.org

Sharla Randazzo, Clinical Director
617-993-5108
SRandazzo@walkercares.org

Maria Zographos-Gatcomb, Adminstrative Support (Transportation, Transcripts)
617-993-5100
MZographosGatcomb@walkercares.org