Michael Kell - Guidance Counselor
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Mike Kell joins the Newton School staff as the School Counselor. Mike brings with him a wealth of experiences serving in many capacities in rural, suburban, and urban school districts. He has coached high school and college football for 28 years. Mike earned his B.A. in History from Geneseo State College, his first M.S. in Human Development/School Counselor from the University of Rochester, and a CAGS from Shippensburg University. Mike served in the active Army and Reserves for 32 years, retiring as a Major in 2006. Mike and his wife Deb have a small farm with chickens, two horses, Roo the dog and two cats. Besides working on the farm, Mike enjoys hiking, canoeing, horseback riding and boating on Lake Champlain.