•   me Mrs. Sharon Buckley--Counseling Director

    Sharon Buckley joined the Grafton High School counseling team in 2019 after spending 20 years at Marlborough High School in various roles.  She holds a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Framingham State University, an MSEd in Health Education from Worcester State University and a CAGS from Fitchburg State University in Independent Studies: School Counseling. Counseling was a career change for Sharon, as she first worked as an out-patient nutrition counselor and corporate wellness coach.  She then segued into education as a Food/Nutrition teacher, Health Education teacher and ultimately landed in school counseling, where she rose to a district leadership role.  Energetic and enthusiastic, Sharon employs a collaborative and team-building approach in working to support all students.  She enjoys time at the beach, cooking, reading and spending time with her husband, three children and 4 grandchildren.




     Mrs. Kathy Egan

    Kathy Egan joined the GHS Counseling Department in 1995 and is excited to begin her 28th year working with families in the Grafton community. She holds degrees in Psychology and Education from Westfield State University, and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Assumption University.   She enjoys trying out new restaurants with friends and spending time with her husband, daughter and Finn, their English Golden Retriever.


    AmandaMs. Amanda Haynes

    Amanda Haynes joined the GHS counseling team in 2023. Prior to working at GHS, Amanda worked at Medway High School and Foxborough Regional Charter School. Amanda has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Framingham State and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State. Amanda prides herself in her ability to build and maintain relationships with students, families, and staff. Outside of work, Amanda spends time with her 2 dogs, UConn and Cooper, as well as her many nieces and nephews. She enjoys golfing, sitting by the pool, napping, and binge watching tv shows/documentaries.

    Ms. Jennifer Laramee
    Jenn Laramee joined the Grafton Counseling Department in 2022. An administrative assistant role was a career change for Jenn as she spent the last 9 years in the insurance industry. She has also been the head coach and program director for Grafton's varsity and junior varsity cheerleading teams since 2017. Through working with high school student athletes over the years, Jenn quickly realized that her calling was working with high school students and she is thrilled to be part of the counseling team. Grafton's cheerleading team currently holds numerous league and regional titles, along with the State Championship title for 2019. Aside from working in Grafton, Jenn enjoys spending time with her 9-year-old daughter and staying active! 


    Mr. John Patraitis

    John Patraitis has been a school counselor at Grafton High School since 2006.  He previously was a school counselor at Sutton High School and an educational advisor at Worcester North High School.  He also worked as a college admissions counselor at Anna Maria College.  He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College.  He also has a Master’s in Education from Anna Maria College and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College.  John has coached the Boys varsity basketball team at Grafton High for 19 years.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family.


    Ms. Laurie Rohan

    Laurie Rohan joined the GHS counseling team in 2010. Prior to that, she worked in college admissions and special education. Laurie has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Westfield State University and a MS in Counseling Psychology from Fitchburg State University. Laurie prides herself on establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students and families. Outside of work, Laurie spends her downtime at the beach, spending time with her family and playing tennis.



    KellyMrs. Kelly Stairs

    Kelly Stairs joined the Grafton High School counseling team in 2023. Prior to Grafton, she was the Assistant Director of career services at Assumption University. She holds a BS in Psychology from Worcester State University and an MA in School Counseling from Assumption University.  Kelly enjoys spending her spare time playing soccer and being outdoors with her husband, son, and dog Layla.