Patrick Van Amburgh
School Suspension Teacher At Wallkill School
About Patrick Van Amburgh
Patrick Van Amburgh is an athlete, coach, and certified guidance counselor in the state of New York. A graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts, Patrick Van Amburgh has worked in a variety of capacities as a counselor and an educator.
Patrick Van Amburgh earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education, both in Psychology. He worked as Guidance Counselor at Palmer High School, where he counseled students in selecting appropriate courses and served as a mediator between students, parents, and teachers. He also helped high school juniors and seniors prepare for their future by selecting a college, major, and career path. He was a member of the school’s Crisis Team and actively involved in the Individualized Education Program and 504 teams, aimed at assisting students with disabilities. He also coached baseball and football, and his junior varsity football team enjoyed an undefeated season.
He worked briefly as a behavior counselor for SLS Health, a home for adults with psychological disorders. There, he was responsible for overseeing the care of residents, including administering their medication. He also provided personal counseling to the center’s patients, enabling them to maintain their plans to reenter society.
Most recently, Patrick Van Amburgh was employed by Wallkill Senior High School as its In-School Suspension Teacher. In this capacity, he worked with students who had been temporarily suspended from school due to minor offenses. His supervision allowed them to stay in stride with their classmates while also providing a safe environment and a forum in which to address their behavioral concerns. At Wallkill, he again coached football and helped lead his team to a Section IX title and a spot in the state playoff game.