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Mental Health Team

Mission Statement: The Gananda Central School District Mental Health Department in collaboration with parents/guardians, staff and its community members, will seek to empower and advocate for all learners in the pursuit of academic development, personal and social/emotional growth and career exploration in a safe, nurturing environment with a view to becoming productive citizens and lifelong learners.


Position Name Phone Number Email
K-12 School Social Worker
Sue Thoen (315) 986-3521, x1702 [email protected]
K-5 School Psychologist Jackie Pedulla (315) 986-3521, x4335 [email protected]
Elementary School Counselor John Strachan (315) 986-3521, x4340 [email protected] 
Elementary SEL Interventionist Tenneal Eardman (315) 986-3521, x1703 [email protected] 
Click below to learn more about each of our roles






Bivona Resources:

Gananda CSD is partnering with the Bivona Child Advocacy Center to teach the Erin's Law lessons that are required by New York State. This law requires public schools to teach child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention classes to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Attached below is information regarding what will be taught, as well as resources for parents to use with their students at home.

Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes Resources:


Wayne Behavioral Health Resources: