RAMS Counselor's Corner  


Hello! My name is Miss Erica Ratkowski and I am proud to call myself Guidance Counselor at Rice Avenue Middle School.  After six fun-filled years as Counselor at Elk Valley, I transitioned to RAMS in 2014 to embark on the exciting, challenging, and pivotal middle school journey!  My overall mission is to partner with parents, teachers, and community entities in fostering the social, emotional, and academic well-being of the students of RAMS.    I wear many hats in my role at RAMS; however, I am committed to a proactive Guidance program that includes the following elements:

  • Classroom guidance lessons, including academic, social, and career prep themes
  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Student Assistance Program (SAP) coordination
  • Grade and attendance monitoring
  • Consultation and collaboration with community agencies and case workers
  • PSSA coordination
  • Anti-drug promotion through the Lead and Seed student organization and the annual Red Ribbon Week
  • Anti-bullying and leadership development through the RAMS Jacket Pride program
Please contact me with any concerns you may have regarding your child's well-being as a student here at RAMS.  I can be reached at 774-5604  x6302  or via email at Erica.ratkowski@girardsd.org

Thank you for stopping by my Counselor's Corner!