Welcome to the
SVMS Counseling Department!
Mr. Thomas Baldo: I am a school counselor at Saucon Valley Middle School. I have had the pleasure of serving in this position for over twenty years. During the 2023-24 school year I am responsible for helping seventh and eighth grade students. Saucon Valley SD is unique where grades K-12 are located on one campus. This structure allows me to get to know students and see them mature and develop during their academic years.
While in college, I worked with economically disadvantaged children. I found this work both enjoyable and rewarding and set the foundation for me to pursue a career as a school counselor. I am married and have three children. I enjoy biking, exercise, and woodworking. I consider myself an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan. I encourage all students to have a positive year and remember, school counselors are always able and willing to help.
Mrs. Amanda Hicks: The 2023-24 school year will be my first full year as a counselor for fifth and sixth grade, but I joined SV 10 years ago as one of the elementary school counselors. It’s wonderful to be working with students again who I first met when they entered kindergarten.
I completed my undergraduate degree at East Stroudsburg University and earned two master’s degrees from Lehigh University. I have been married since 2011 and have a daughter. I love to spend my time being outdoors with family and pets, running and doing yoga, and visiting new places. I believe school counselors can help all students prepare for their brightest future and learn healthy, life-long coping skills to deal with whatever challenges they encounter.