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My name is Charity Burlingame, and I am happy to be the School Counselor at Fricano Primary!
I grew up in Alden, lived in the City of Buffalo, and am now raising my family in the Southern Tier. I have been fortunate to live and work in suburban, urban and rural settings. I earned my bachelor's degree in sociology from SUNY Buffalo, and my master's degree in school counseling from St. Bonaventure University. I have worked with students primary school age through post-secondary age. I did my internship in elementary and high school at Sweet Home CSD, I was a tenured high school counselor at Cattaraugus-Little Valley CSD, I worked and taught for the University of Pittsburgh, and I funcitoned as a primary and/or high school long term school counselor substitute at Maryvale SD, Orchard Park CSD, Pioneer CS, and Starpoint CSD. I have met and worked with a beautiful range of administrators, faculty, students, staff, and families; all of whom have played a part in the school counselor I am today and the school counselor I still aspire to become.
The only thing more important to me than my students is my family :) My husband of twenty years, Joel, and I are blessed with two gorgeous, happy, healthy children - Faith (5th Grade) and Jameson (Kindergarten). You can find us almost anywhere around WNY, from the Canalside in Buffalo to Holiday Valley in Ellicottville! We love to have fun and spend time with friends!