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School Counselors

Mission of the Department

Our mission is to ensure that the students of Pelham Elementary School 
are given the resources to deal with psychological and emotional issues effectively
 so that they are able to better concentrate on their school work 
and maximize their learning potential.

School Counselors: Ms. Lisa Laroche Oliver & Mrs. Traci Flaherty

Both Ms. Oliver and Mrs. Flaherty meet with students individually and in small groups 
to address students' needs. Topics may include self-regulation, anxiety, bereavement, 
and making & keeping friends, just to name a few. 

                                   Ms. Lisa Laroche Oliver
K-2 School Counselor
635-8875 ext. 1022

Ms. Oliver received her B.A. in Psychology from the 
University of New Hampshire and her M.Ed. in Counseling 
from Plymouth State College.
She has been a School Counselor since 1990.  
She is a member of the New Hampshire 
School Counselor Association. 
She likes to go shopping for bargains 
out to eat on the weekends. 
She enjoys helping out animal rescue causes and spending time 
with her rescue dog, Mickey.


Mrs. Traci Flaherty
3-5 School Counselor
635-8875 ext. 1021

Mrs. Flaherty received her B.A. in Psychology from State University of New York in Potsdam, New York.  She received her M.S. in Counselor Education from Alfred University. She also holds an Advanced Certification in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialty in Conflict Resolution and  Peaceable Schools from Lesley University. She lives in Hudson with her husband, Steve, their son Aidan and daughter Keira.