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School Counseling Services

Jenna Hankinson - School Counselor

Jenna Hankinson
Mrs. Hankinson has been serving as the School Counselor at Northern Middle School for 5 years. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in Psychology and Frostburg University with a degree in School Counseling. Mrs. Hankinson lives in Berlin, PA with her husband, Travis, and two children, Vera and Jack. She works with middle school students through individual sessions, classroom lessons and small group counseling (social skills, grief and loss, anger management, anxiety, etc.). Mrs. Hankinson also coordinates the Friends of Rachel Club and is team leader for NMS PBIS.
If you would like to request Mrs. Hankinson to meet with your student, please email at

Allyson Martz - School Psychologist

Allyson Martz
Dr. Martz has been serving as the School Psychologist in Garrett County Schools for more than 20 years. She has a Doctor of Education degree in School Psychology focused on Family-School Relations and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Martz prioritizes relationships with students, staff, and families while striving to provide excellent care through continuing her education in behavioral studies and trauma-sensitive schools. She is the coordinator of Ladies Tea and HEROES and serves as PBIS Coach.
Dr. Martz also serves Friendsville, Grantsville, and Northern High Schools.

Nichole Gring - Guidance Secretary & Registrar

Nichole Gring
Mrs. Gring has been serving as the Guidance Secretary and Registrar at Northern Middle School for 10 years. She is a graduate of Garrett College with a degree in Office/Information Technology. Mrs. Gring is an alumni of Northern Middle and Northern High School. She feels blessed to be able to serve the community that she grew up in. She lives in Grantsville with her husband, Chris, and two boys, Hayden and Mason.
If you have a question about registering or would like to enroll your student, please email

Complete this form if you are wishing to request a counseling check-in.


Community Resources

24/7 National Suicide Hotline Number: 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741