Dana Rickerich


This is my tenth year at Mitchell School and I feel lucky to be part of such a caring school community.  I lived in Connecticut and California before moving to the Seacoast 27 years ago. I am a National Board Certified Counselor, have a master's degree in school counseling from the University of Southern Maine, and did my undergraduate work at Stanford University (BA English).  I’m an active member of the American School Counseling Association as well as the Maine School Counseling Association.  Some of the best training, however, comes from being a parent myself! I have three children and want you to know that I will support you--however I can--in the challenging job of raising and educating children.

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

In person: My office is upstairs next to the art room and across the hall from the computer lab. You can also usually find me outside greeting students as they arrive in the morning. Appointments are encouraged.

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