Nadine Seibel - Middle School Counselor
Can you explain what you do at LPS?
As a counselor, I primarily work one-to-one with students and communicate regularly with their families and staff. Students work with me to voice and address their learning and social concerns while building on their own self-regulation and social skills. I also teach a few Health and Student Issues courses which focus on important topics related to students' overall well-being.
Where were you before you came to LPS?
I recently graduated from a master's program at Boston University. While completing my master's degree, I interned at an elementary school in Waltham and Arlington Youth Counseling Center while working as an in-home behavior therapist.
What do you most looking forward to in your role with LPS?
Connecting with students, families, and staff to facilitate a positive learning experience for all of my students.
Why did you get into education?
Education is a fundamental building block for success and a huge part of everyone's childhood. As a school counselor, I recognize the importance of education and strive to create the best environment for students to focus on both their social-emotional and academic progress.
What is your favorite part of being an educator?
Seeing students learn new skills and have positive interactions with their peers.
What is your personal philosophy?
"Do what's expected, then do some more." - A daily quote from my 8th grade principal, Ann Esselstein, that still resonates with me today.
What shows are you currently binge watching?
Modern Family and Abbott Elementary
What's one thing you couldn't live without?
Some type of pet - especially a cat or a dog.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My dad and my two older brothers.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I'm a huge sports fan - especially when it comes to Ohio State and the Boston Celtics. Being a Celtics fan may not be a surprise living in Massachusetts, but it set me apart growing up in Ohio.