After more than 40 years working with Franziska Racker Centers at TST BOCES, Mary Hutchens will be retiring from her position as Director of Counseling for School Success.
Racker Centers collaborates with TST BOCES to partner teachers in Smith School with clinical social workers and psychiatrists. By working closely with teachers, they are able to provide social and emotional support to students.
“It’s been so gratifying to see the progress students have made over the years as counselors and teachers have worked together to understand their needs, teach them new skills and provide a place where they feel they belong,” Mary said. “I have found optimism, compassion and curiosity to be among our most powerful tools in this work.”
After Mary retires, her position will be filled by Sarah Tarrow. Sarah has been working at TST BOCES for Racker Centers since 1995. She is currently the admissions coordinator.