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Welcome to the School Counseling Department

The School Counseling Department supports all children's social-emotional development, academic progress, and college and career readiness.

We use a child-centered, family-driven, and solutions-focused approach.

We commit to providing a safe, inclusive, nurturing environment where all students feel welcome.

We seek to inspire all students to develop their individual potential to become life-long learners and actively-engaged citizens in our diverse and changing world.


There are three distinct, but interrelated, professional roles in our Department.

Conduct Special Education assessments

Perform Screenings

Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments

Co-develop and support teachers with student behavior plans

Gather and analyze data related to behavioral interventions

Provide student counseling

Coordinate 504 plans

Lead post-graduation planning

Support students with applications for financial aid and scholarships (NJSHS)

Support students with course selection (NJSHS)

Serve as liaisons between school and community

Work with students transitioning back after extended absences (i.e., hospitalization)

Help families with problems at home that interfere with ability of students to function well in school

In some areas, our roles overlap.


In all three roles, we:
provide couneling, crisis management, and risk assessments and
consult with teachers and administrators.


School Counselors and School Psychologists
support teachers with educational best practices.

School Psychologists and Social Workers
provide counseling and updates as outlined in IEPs.

Social Workers and School Counselors
refer students and families to outside providers, as well as connect families with local resources.

For more information about the three roles in the School Counseling Department, we encourage you to visit the websites of our respective professional organizations.

National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Social Workers

American School Counselor Association

School Counseling Staff

Kathleen Al-Darraji

School Counselor

Christine Bisson

School Counselor

Jenn Buono

School Psychologist

Kristin Eberl

School Counselor

Amanda Keene

School Counselor

Amanda Nieves

School Psychologist

Kaitlyn Schena

Social Worker