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FMS School Counseling Team

Welcome to Falmouth Middle School’s Counselor Corner!

School counselors are student advocates. We are here to support students in their academics, social, and family lives. School counselors help connect students to services, provide short term counseling, run groups, assist in the creation of Advisory/SEL programming, and promote equity for all students in our schools. Here at Falmouth Middle School we have two school counselors who follow their student case loads throughout the students’ careers at FMS.

If you need to set up a meeting with your school counselor, feel free to email them, come on down to the Student Services Office, or click on the link below to request an appointment:


Department direct line: 207-781-9886


Jeff Gahn M.Ed
School Counselor all 7th graders and and 8th graders with the last names A-L

Mr. Gahn is new to Falmouth Middle School this year after spending the last 12 years at King Middle School in the Portland district. He's really excited to be joining Falmouth schools and is looking forward to getting to know the community, students, and families better. Mr. Gahn has always worked in middle schools and can't imagine working with a different age group!  When he's not at school you can find him spending most of his time outside or (because he's a Cincinnati native) raising his 2 sons (6 and 3) to be HUGE Cincinnati sports fans. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

Janelle Day M.Ed
School Counselor all 6th graders and 8th graders with the last names M-Z

Mrs. Day joined Falmouth School District in 2020 when she became a school counselor at FMS. Prior to coming to FMS, Mrs. Day was a middle school counselor in Colorado. Mrs. Day enjoys building personal connections with her caseload of students, teaching counselor classes, and working to improve policies and curriculum that supports students SEL growth and development. When Mrs. Day is not at school, you can find her outside, where she enjoys hiking, running, biking, skiing, and horseback riding!

Julie Mercer 

Mrs. Mercer runs the show in Student Services and knows the ins and outs of Falmouth Middle School, having been here since 2006. If you are registering your student or have questions about how our schedule works, she is your person! When Mrs. Mercer is not at FMS, you can find her sailing the open seas, enjoying spending time at  her camp in Western Maine, or reading cookbooks and trying new recipes!