Student Services


Student services at St. Paul’s School for Girls includes a variety of academic and social/emotional resources. Consistent with SPSG's commitment to our motto “strengths made stronger,” the goal of Student Services across the middle and upper schools is to help all students understand their strengths and make the most of their abilities. Each division has an experienced Student Services Team, composed of the division head and other qualified faculty, who oversee the unique academic and social learning needs of students. Together, this team partners with students, parents, and relevant faculty to assess each student’s needs and provide appropriate resources to maximize each student’s potential and success. 


SPSG celebrates and honors the unique talents and gifts of each of our students. Our high standards and robust academic program equip all of our students with the skills to be innovative thinkers, lifelong learners, and confident communicators. The roadmap to excellence is not the same for each student. Thus, our outstanding Learning Services Department is a resource for the entire SPSG community, integral to SPSG’s mission, and a signature program of our school. 

Both the middle and upper schools employ full-time learning specialists. These experienced professionals are skilled in providing assistance to students and collaborating with teachers to ensure each student’s success. This support may range from a brief consultation with the student or teacher to the establishment of a Formal Education Plan based on current psycho-educational testing to address strengths, challenges, and accommodations. Specific assistance is determined on an individual basis after collaboration with parents and teachers. At SPSG, academic teachers embrace students with diverse learning styles and plan lessons that reach different learners. 

Our goal is always to provide each student with the support that she needs, while encouraging and challenging her to explore and embrace her own strengths, thoughts, and dreams for her future. 


St. Paul’s School for Girls offers all students a comprehensive counseling program to help ensure that each student gets the most out of their experience at SPSG. Both the middle and upper schools employ full-time, licensed counselors to support the social and emotional needs of each student. The counselors administer developmentally appropriate health and wellness lessons for each division including stress management, conflict resolution, healthy communication, sexuality education, and substance use prevention, as well as grade-specific health and wellness events. In addition, the counselors help coordinate the advisory and peer mentor programs and collaborate with parents, faculty and advisors for the benefit of each student. 

Our school counselors offer both individual and small group counseling to help address issues such as depression and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, drug and alcohol use, and home-life issues, and can make referrals for routine or longer-term care. Along with relevant faculty, the counselors provide educational opportunities for parents and families, offering guest speakers, community forums, book discussions, skills training, and other opportunities for learning and community networking. 

Student Services Team

Learning Services

Middle School


Kelly Vollmer
Middle School Learning Specialist

Karen Zink
Middle School Learning Services Specialist

Upper School


Amy Hassan
Learning Services Department Chair
Upper School Learning Specialist


Marlena Myers
Upper School Learning Specialist


Middle School


Jessica Finkelstein
Middle School Counselor 

Upper School


Allison Banbury
Upper School Counselor


Margaret Schlossberg
School Psychologist