Ms. Samantha Fictum

Welcome to the SMSA’s school counseling page for middle school! My name is Samantha Fictum and I’m the school counselor for grades 4-8th. As a school counselor, my role is to help students with their academic, personal, and social concerns. I work daily with students from grades 4th-8th where I teach Guidance classes, run small groups, as well as individual 1:1 sessions. My office is located on the 2nd floor in the middle school wing inside the student success suite. I am looking forward to another year working with all the great students and families a part of SMSA. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone if you have any questions or concerns about your child or the school counseling department at SMSA.

Process/Product components of academic and career planning: 5-8th Grade



  • Writing personal reflections
  • Personality Assessment
  • Learning Style Inventory
  • Identifying needs
  • Setting personal goals
  • Setting academic goals
  • Regular education core courses
  • Extra/Co-curricular involvement
  • Project Lead the Way



  • Career Interest Inventories
  • Career cluster exploration
  • Career pathway exploration
  • Service Learning Projects



  • Cover letter
  • Mock interviews
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Resume builder
  • Labor market exploration



  • ACP/Transition Meetings