Meet the Counselors

Ms. Alexandra Alvarez

Elementary School Counselor

Mr. Corey Gagne

Middle School Counselor

Ms. Annie Cadwell

High School Counselor

Mr. Gus Marantos

College and Career Counselor

AP Coordinator

Counseling Mission & Vision


St. Paul American School strives to provide a comprehensive counseling program, supporting all students in gaining academic, social, and emotional skills to aid them in becoming productive global citizens. All students will participate in classroom, group, and/or individual lessons and activities that foster community and healthy relationships amongst students, staff, and the greater St. Paul community. We at St. Paul celebrate diversity and are inclusive of students from all cultures and backgrounds.


St. Paul celebrates the diversity of its students’ culture, skills and knowledge. We create an inclusive environment where families, students, and staff can voice their opinions and contribute to our community. We empower students to advocate for themselves and others in a globally aware and responsive way.

Why School Counselors?

Students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. School counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. Counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize their full academic potential.

Services We Provide

The St. Paul Counseling Program is designed to address the academic and developmental needs of all students through advisory and classroom guidance lessons. These lessons include the following topics and more:

  • Organization Skills
  • Understanding Self and Others
  • Coping Strategies
  • Peer Relationships and Effective Social Skills
  • Self-Regulation Skills
  • Communication and Problem Solving
  • College and Career Awareness
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Anxiety/Depression/Suicide
  • Grade Level Transitions
  • Mindfulness

For Students

Students may see the counselor for individual or small group counseling, to assist with a variety of concerns and problems, including but not limited to:

  • Friendship/social skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Academic Improvement
  • Divorce/Family Change
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-Esteem/Body Image
  • College and Career Readiness

Elementary Students

Receive bi-weekly classroom guidance lessons on various social/emotional topics; and can utilize individual or group counseling support as needed.

Secondary Students

Receive daily support in the Advisory classes; and can utilize individual or group counseling support as needed.

For Parents

Parents are free to call or email the counseling office at any time for a meeting if you have academic, social, or personal concerns about your child. The counseling office will help to arrange small group or individual counseling, as well as outside referrals for intervention.