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Counseling Office

Last Updated: 4/11/2024 5:52 PM


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Welcome to the Buffalo Elementary School Counseling page! 

As Buffalo Elementary's school counselor, my role is to provide support to students, families, and teachers. Students in grades K through 5 present a wide variety of needs, ranging from academic, social, emotional, and behavioral. I'm here to provide support through observation, consultation, short-term and solution-focused individual counseling with students, small group counseling, and classroom lessons. If you have a concern about your child or if you have questions you'd like to ask, please contact me by phone @ 724-353-9577 ext. 4599 or by email.


Liz Vaughn

Elementary Counselor

Freeport Area School District

(724) 353-9577 ext. 4599




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