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Cindy Dale, School Psychologist

I was born in Rhode Island, where I grew up swimming in cold water and raking for fresh clams. I received my bachelor's degree from Boston University and my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, Lauderdale, Florida.

 I lived in south Florida for seventeen years before moving back to the northeast and settling in Vermont, the most beautiful state in the union! My husband and I live in White River Junction where we stay busy fixing up our "fixer-upper house" and spending time with our neighbors. We have three grown children and our favorite times are when "the kids" are home to visit, and we head to the beach or out snowshoeing. I am a relatively new convert to gardening, which has become my favorite hobby, with crossword puzzles and monopoly marathons to sustain me in the colder months. For most of my career I had a private practice, taught college courses, and worked in non-profit mental health as a program director. It has been a great joy to return to working with children.
 

Caitlin Toleno, Behavior Coach

Caitlin Toleno is the Social Emotional Behavior Coach at Thetford Elementary. Ms.Toleno works with students on their social-emotional needs and collaborates with teachers and staff on effective behavior techniques that best fit individualized needs within the classroom. Some of these techniques include: one on one counseling, group counseling, restorative circles, check in and check outs, specific behavior plans, classroom circles.

Ms. Toleno started her journey in education in Central New York where she earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Syracuse University. Prior to joining TES, Ms. Toleno served as a School Counselor for six years at the primary and secondary levels. More recently, Ms. Toleno completed her School Building Leadership degree through Le Moyne College. Ms. Toleno and her husband relocated to the Upper Valley for the wonderful opportunities it provides both professionally and personally. When she’s not working, you can find her lost in a book, trying out a new recipe, or on her Peloton. 


Ms. Toleno is excited and thankful to be on this journey as the Social Emotional Behavior Coach with your child, TES staff members and the Thetford Community. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach Ms. Toleno caitlin.toleno@oesu.org.

Sara Bailey, Guidance Counselor