Hello, My name is Maureen Mahalick. I am the Elementary Guidance Counselor at Troy Craughwell. Children and staff refer to me as the "Bugsmasher" because I tell them if there is something "bugging" them, they can come to my office and and together we will "smash" it. My office is adorned with lady bugs because they are "helper bugs" and are an ancient sign of good fortune. This is my 30th year working in Elementary Education. The first 7 years were as a First Grade Teacher, the last 23 as an Elementary Guidance Counselor. I am beginning my 20th year at Troy Craughwell beginning this school year 2017-18. I feel privileged to work with children. They are our future. I have an open door policy, anytime a child wants to talk they can stop by my office or put a note in my mailbox. I will touch base with them as soon as possible. I would like to tell you about some of the special things we do here at Troy Craughwell.