M.A., New York University
B.A., University of Massachusetts
Dr. Sam Tuttle joined the Morristown Beard School Wellness Department in 2014, after nearly ten years providing for the social and emotional needs of students at The School at Columbia University. Prior to the start of his professional career, Sam earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s degree from New York University (both in Psychology) before completing his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at The George Washington University.
In the MBS Wellness Department, Sam provides social-emotional support by means of counseling and mediation for Middle School students and consultation for parents and faculty. He also teaches 6th and 8th grade Wellness classes, conducts Parent Coffees, and helps to design and implement bi-annual Middle School workshops.
In addition to his responsibilities as Guidance Counselor, Sam coaches the Middle School Track team and serves as a chaperone for the Ski Club. Connecting with students is of great importance to his work, as it allows him to meet students where they are, and better understand their needs. Adolescence is new for Sam’s students, and in many cases, it is the first time that their parents have encountered this phase for their children. Helping these students and parents better comprehend what is happening developmentally offers Sam a valuable opportunity to have a substantial, lasting impact.
Sam truly enjoys his work at MBS, and treasures the balance that Morristown Beard provides in allowing him to spend time with his family and focus on his two daughters.