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School Counselor

Grades PreK-2nd

Melissa Hartman, M.Ed.

  George G. Blaisdell Elementary School 

  265 Constitution Avenue 

  Bradford, PA 16701 

  (814) 362-6834 

  FAX: (814) 362-5485 

Bradford Area School District

George G. Blaisdell Elementary School


Help Parents, Students, Staff

Healthy Choices

Help Find Solutions

I'm Here To H.E.L.P!


Explore Feelings and Thoughts

Established Counseling Programs

Explore Resources


Learn Character Traits

Learn Social Skills and Safety Skills

Learn Kelso's Choices


Positive Relationships

Provide Individual Counseling

Provide Small Counseling Groups

Provide Counseling Lessons

Melissa Hartman, M.Ed.

K-6th Certified Professional Elementary School Counselor

Member of American School Counselor Association

Member of Pennsylvania School Counselors Association

Member of Pennsylvania State Education Association  

SCM Safe Crisis Management Certification since December 19, 2007

SAP Student Assistance Program Certification as of December 17, 2014

CLSC Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Member ~ Class of 2021

Melissa Hartman was awarded a Masters in Elementary School Counselor K-6th with high honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelors in Speech Pathology from Bowling Green State University.  Melissa Hartman's counseling experience includes both mental health and school counseling fields. She has served in community mental health agencies and school districts in the states of Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania. Presently,     Melissa Hartman assists PreK-2nd students as an Elementary School Counselor at George G. Blaisdell Elementary School since the 2007-2008 school year.

Mission Statement:                                                                                           The mission of the George G. Blaisdell Elementary School's professional school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that is aligned with the professional and ethical ACA and ASCA standards and addresses the academic, career, and personal / social development of every student through a partnership with school personnel, families, and community resources to provide every student opportunities to become lifelong learners and productive citizens of a global society.

Vision Statement:                                                                                                The George G. Blaisdell Elementary School Counseling Program supports every student acquiring the academic, career, and personal/social skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, productive citizens who respect themselves and others; making a positive difference in our school and community. 


Role of a School Counselor:                                                                     "School Counselors help students focus on academic, career, and social / emotional development so they can achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society."   -American School Counselor Association

National School Counseling Week:                                                                                                                   

National School Counseling Week will be celebrated from Feb. 1–5, 2021 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Program:                              

The Four School Expectations We Follow: 


  BE NICE   




Clothing Collection:                                                                                  Throughout the school year (September to June), the School Nurses will collect clean, gently used or brand-new clothing items of young  children sizes for George G. Blaisdell Elementary students who are in need.  If donating gently used clothing items, please make sure all  items are clean and washed before dropping them off at the school.  Please donate clothing items at the Front G.G.B. Office.  Thank you for helping the students at George G. Blaisdell Elementary School! 


We are especially collecting these items: 

***GIRLS PANT SIZE: 7/8 and 10/12***

***BOYS PANT & SHIRT SIZE: 7/8 and 10/12***


  Shoes / Boots  

  Shirts (Sizes 5 and Up)  

  Jeans / Cotton or Stretchy pants (Sizes 5 to 13)  

  Brand New Underwear for Both Boys and Girls  


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