Dana Rickerich


This is my eleventh year at Mitchell School and I feel lucky to be part of such a caring school community.  I have lived in the Seacoast area since 1990. Before that I lived in California, Connecticut, the United Kingdom and Spain. I did my undergraduate work at Stanford University (BA English). After a bit of living and teaching, I got my master's degree in school counseling from the University of Southern Maine. I am a National Board Certified Counselor and am an active member of the American School Counseling Association and the Maine School Counseling Association. Some of the best training, however, has come from being a parent myself! My husband, Steve, and I have three children who are now in their teens and 20's. My goal is to support you in the incredibly challenging job of raising and educating children and to help each and every student become a healthy, confident and competent learner. I truly love my career as a school counselor and am honored and humbled by the relationships that I have developed over the years. When I'm not at Mitchell School you'll find me hiking, cycling, being outdoors, and exploring wild places.

I can be reached numerous ways although I prefer face-to-face communication most of all.

In person: Emma Kilgore and I share an office which is upstairs next to the art room and across the hall from the computer lab. I am often outside greeting students as they arrive at school in the morning and depart in the afternoon. Appointments are encouraged.

Email: drickerich@kitteryschools.com

Internal Mail: Students know that we have a mailbox (stocked with paper and pencil) right outside our door where they can leave notes for Mrs. Kilgore or me. Parents can too!