• Elementary Guidance Counselor

    Meet The Counselor

    Gary Cuddy
    557-2227 extension 419

    Hello everyone! I have been a school counselor for Hinsdale Central School going on 22 years.  For the first seventeen years, I was the Secondary Guidance Counselor working with grades 7-12. The past five years I have been the Elementary Counselor working with grades; Pre K- 6.

    My education includes; Associates- Jamestown Community College,  Bachelors /Buffalo State College /Criminal Justice,  St. Bonaventure /MSED/  Counseling Psychology, and Advanced Certificate in School Counseling.

    I have worked as a Child Care Specialist at Randolph Childrens Home for 8 years, ReHabilitation Center as a Placement Specialist for 6 years, Coordinator of the YMCA Midnight Basketball Program for 8 years.

    My twenty-two years at Hinsdale Central School, serving your students has been one of the greatest priviledge of my life.

    My interests; All sports; especially St. Bonaventure basketball, Buffalo Bills and golf! Gardening and reading

    As school counselor I am involved in many different activities throughout the school year. These include, but are not limited to:

    • Individual counseling with students as needed.
    • Classroom guidance lessons on a variety of topics including conflict resolution, making choices, bullying, study skills, stress management, character education and others.
    • Consultation with parents and teachers to meet the individual needs of students.
    • Coordinate referrals to school and community agencies.
    • Crisis Counseling and intervention for all students as needed
    • Maintain a resource center in the Counseling Office
    • Individual or Group Counseling for students as mandated by their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan
    • Coordinate College Visits and Career Fairs for students Pre K - 6