This is Hard: Liberty’s Counselors are here for you

These recent weeks have been difficult ones for everyone.  The time is unprecedented, the demands often overwhelming, and the unknowns equally as unsettling. The School Counselors, Social Workers, and School Psychologists want to remind you that we are here for you and always available to provide social and emotional support and resources.

If you are struggling with stress or anxiety, simply want to talk or ‘see’ a supportive face, please email us and we will set up a phone call or time to meet face-to-face over Google Hangout so that we can provide appropriate resources to you. 

Scroll this post and you’ll find contact information for counselors in the elementary, middle and highs schools along with the phone numbers for several hotlines.

We know this is tough, but we can get through it together.

With Liberty Pride,

  • Dr. Timothy Wade, Director of Student Services: 292-5400, ext. 5112
  • Ms. Sheila Wormuth,Director of Guidance: 292-5400, ext. 2034

Liberty Elementary School

  • Alanna Newman, Social Worker: 845-747-0781
  • Mary Bayer, School Psychologist: 292-5400, ext. 2523
  • Jim O’Connor, School Counselor: 292-5400, ext. 3251

Liberty Middle School

  • Michelle Behrman, School Counselor 5/6: : 292-5400, ext. 2310
  • Linda Krokus, School Counselor 7/8: 292-5400, ext. 2110
  • Jill Buday, School Psychologist: 292-5400, ext. 2027
  • Lynne Diener, Social Worker: 845-391-2758

Liberty High School

  • Kellie While, School Counselor A-F: 292-5400, ext. 2009
  • Meaghan Hazen, School Counselor G-O: 292-5400, ext. 2007
  • Kellie White, School Counselor P-Z: 292-5400, ext. 2010
  • Amy Dworetsky, School Psychologist: 292-5400, ext. 2321

24 Hour Mobile Mental Health

  • 845-790-0911
  • 800-710-7083

Children’s Crisis Outreach

  • 845-701-3777

NYS COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline

  • 844-863-9314

Isolation and quarantine order from the Sullivan County Manager

On April 14, an emergency order was issued by Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek and approved by the NYS Department of Health, to assist the Department of Public Health Services with reinforcing the importance of Isolation & Quarantine orders to help reduce community transmission of COVID-19.

Any Sullivan County resident that has been issued an Isolation or Quarantine order by Public Health Services has either has:

  • been placed on isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test, or
  • placed on quarantine if they have been determined to be a close contact (exposed) to someone who has tested positive

Given the increasing number of positive cases in Sullivan County and the increasing number of community residents on quarantine, it is imperative that we help spread the word that anyone who is on quarantine remain at home if they are under an official quarantine order until they  are notified by Public Health Services that their quarantine period is over.

Staff or students who need to pick up supplies or run errands in the community are strongly urged to wear cloth face masks while doing so.

Under no circumstances if someone is under an isolation or quarantine order should they leave their home, even to run essential errands.

Arrangements should be made for someone to pick up or drop off supplies, food, medicine, etc. even if they are still working from home.

The only exception to this guidance may be in special circumstances for health care workers or essentials workers who are asymptomatic and have been given permission to work by Public Health Services with a face mask as long as they remain symptom free. Daily monitoring of symptoms is required.

Employers of essential workers are required to provide face masks to their employees. Should there be non-compliance with essential employees wearing face masks when within 6 ft of others at work, it is suggested you create a temporary policy to make it a requirement during this time of increased community transmission.


Liberty athletes garner winter sports awards

The 2019-2020 winter sports seasons did not end as the athletes or coaches had hoped. Still, Liberty athletes earned post-season honors based on their performances during the season.


The Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced their Section 9 Boys Basketball All-star selections. In Class B, Kymanni Dennis and Chris Bayer were the two Indians named to the team. Liberty as a team also won the Sportsmanship Award.

The Sullivan County Democrat released their Boys Basketball All-stars. Stars. The team included Liberty Seniors Chris Bayer and Kymanni Dennis.

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced their Section 9 Girls Basketball All-star selections. In Class B, Ally Roth was the only Lady Indian named to the team.

The Sullivan County Democrat released their Girls Basketball All-stars. Stars. The team included Liberty Senior Kassidy DeGroat and Junior Aly Roth.

Indoor Track

The Sullivan County Democrat released its county Indoor Track and Field All-Stars which included several Indians.


300m dash – 2. Troy Willis
Weight throw – 1. Rich Jandik

Sprint and Hurdles – Honorable Mention – John Nolan, Wayne Kratz, Troy Willis, Gabe Desrochers
Mid Distance – Honorable Mention – Wilber Gomez, Gabe Desrochers
Relays – Honorable Mention – Liberty


55m hurdles – 2. Brooke Roth
1500m Race Walk – 1. Sydney Fleishman
4x200m relay – 2. Liberty
4x800m relay – 2. Liberty
Long jump – 2. Brooke Roth
Triple Jump – 1. Brooke Roth 2. Brianna Roth
High Jump – 2. Chezzy Hanover
Pole vault – 1. Brianna Roth

Sprint and Hurdles – Honorable Mention – Katrina Blais, Kylie Bachman, Ysabel Manzi
Mid Distance – Honorable Mention – Katrina Bais, Kylie Bachman
1500 Race Walk – Honorable Mention – Emma Dworetsky
Throws – Honorable Mention – Sydney Fleishman
Horizontal Jumps – Honorable Mention – Emma Dworetsky


Qunitin Herzog was the only Liberty wrestler named to the Sullivan County Democrat All-county team.

Senior Athletes

The Democrat also highlighted Seniors Brianna and Brooke Roth as 2020 Senior Athletes.


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UPDATE: School is Closed Through April 29, 2020

By order of the Governor of the State of New York, public schools, including the Liberty Central School District, will remain closed through April 29, 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Liberty, student breakfast and lunch will continue to be made available each weekday morning. Meals are available for pick-up 9-11 a.m. by the High School loading area and are delivered each morning to student households by Rolling V bus drivers and LCSD food service team members along our regular bus routes.

We know that this has been a difficult time for our LIberty school family, but together we will remain Liberty Strong.

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