Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Danielle McDermott

Counselors at Brooks Middle School believe that all students are unique and dynamic individuals who are capable of becoming responsive and productive adults. Our program is proactive and preventative in nature and is committed to meeting the needs of ALL students. Opportunities and encouragement are provided by each member of the counseling department to help students develop a growing sense of responsibility for their personal/academic choices. Counselors are committed to employing strategies to enhance academic, career and personal/social development by meeting student’s diverse needs in a meaningful, relevant way. Through a variety of strategies, delivery methods and resources, counselors work with students to improve academic success, encourage self-awareness, foster interpersonal communication skills and impart life success skills. Counseling members work collaboratively with the administration, faculty, parents, and the community-at-large to provide opportunities that will enable students to set goals, establish priorities, and make informed decisions.


Your 8th grade counselor, Danielle McDermott, has been supporting students and parents of Brooks Middle School since 2005. She received her Masters in School Counseling from Lewis University and her Masters in Educational Administration from Benedictine University. As the 8th grade counselor she works closely with the high school to ensure that all students are accurately placed in classes and successfully transition into life as high school students. Danielle represents Brooks Middle School on the districts College & Career Readiness Committee and acts as a sponsor for Brook’s National Junior Honor Society. Outside of school she likes to run, bike and spend time with her growing family.

Mrs. McDermott can be reached by phone at (630) 759-6340 x347 or at