Support Staff


School Adjustment Counselor:

Doug Wentworth

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Hello

My name is Doug Wentworth and I have been working as a mental health counselor in public education since 1995.  Prior to my work in schools, I worked in day programs, out-patient settings and residential facilities. 

I am excited to be on the team at RCS.  My goal is to support the students, families, and faculty in making the educational experience exceptional.  Children and teens have many challenges in today’s world and I feel it is my job to assist and support them in meeting these.  I offer services through classes, small groups and individual sessions. Examples include classes for social skill development, small groups to tackle issues related to anxiety or peer conflict, and individual sessions for students who need a little more in the way of support and encouragement.  There are also plans in the works for a peer mentoring program where students can offer support to each other in a variety of ways. 

Please contact me at the school with any concerns or questions.

 dwentworth@richmondconsolidated.org 


School Psychologist:

Vickie shufton

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Vickie Shufton has almost thirty years experience in special education. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has held positions in Nevada, California, and Massachusetts. She currently provides services to students in both Richmond Consolidated and Berkshire Hills Regional School Districts.

 

  

vshufton@richmondconsolidated.org


School Nurse:  

Cristina Lenfest, BSN, RN


Occupational Therapy: Sharon Kokoefer 

 

 

 

Ms. Kokoefer is an occupational therapist at Richmond Consolidated School. She earned a Master of Science degree from Springfield College, MA, and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Dayton, OH. Ms. Kokoefer is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, and has been providing school-based OT since 2003. She thoroughly enjoys the privilege of working with children to improve their love of learning. Ms.Kokoefer lives with her husband and son in New Marlborough, MA. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, painting, and gardening.

skokoefer@richmondconsolidated.org


Reading:

Kimberly Kuster 

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Teaching students to become better readers and writers has been Kim’s career and watching them blossom into confident and enthusiastic learners is her passion.

For the past eight years at an independent school, Kim had the opportunity to work with students individually and in small groups to help students acquire necessary literacy skills and to boost their confidence to reach success. Watching students become more confident in themselves and their learning is what drives Kim every single day. Prior to teaching, Kim spent ten years working in the insurance industry.

Kim earned a B.S. in Business Management from Springfield College, Elementary Education Teacher Certification from Roger Williams University, M.S. in Education (Moderate Disabilities) and Reading Specialist licensure from Bay Path University, and is level one certified in the Wilson Reading System. A forever-learner, Kim continues to attend workshops and trainings to enhance and improve her knowledge and teaching.

Kim resides in Williamstown with her husband, Steve, and their son, Tate, 15 years old, and they recently dropped their son, Cole, 18 years old, off at college for his freshman year. During spare time, Kim loves watching her boys compete in the pool and fields in their numerous sports, traveling, reading, taking long walks with friends, spending summers at the beach and enjoying family and friends in the beautiful Berkshires

Kim is thrilled to be part of the Richmond community!


kkuster@richmondconsolidated.org


Speech:

Tracy Holcomb

 

 

 

Mrs. Holcomb has her masters in speech/language pathology from UMASS Amherst.  Her twins, Joshua and Olivia, are in elementary school.  In her free time, she enjoys visiting family in Rhode Island.

tholcomb@richmondconsolidated.org


Speech:

Jaime McLaughlin