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Phyllis Fagell          

Author of “Middle School Matters” & School Counselor

Phyllis Fagell is the author of “Middle School Matters” and a journalist. She’s a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, focusing on counseling, parenting and education, writes the Career Confidential weekly advice column for PDK, Intl. for educators, and “The Meaningful Middle” column for AMLE (Association of Middle Level Educators). She also has written for Psychology Today, Working Mother, Time, U.S. News & World Report, and Your Teen, and her ideas have been shared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and The Chicago Tribune, among many other outlets.

Fagell has worked in both public and private schools with students in grades K-12. She currently works full time as the school counselor for Sheridan School in Washington, D.C. and provides therapy to children, teens and adults in private practice at the Chrysalis Group, Inc.

Fagellattended Dartmouth College (BA in creative writing), the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (MSJ in magazine editing) and Johns Hopkins University (MS in counselling). She lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband and three children.

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