School Counseling Department
Change your Words...Change your Mindset!
Grade and Room Number
Mrs. Dana DiGiacomo
Room 201B (TMP Annex Building)
34 - 421
Mrs. Yolanda Cajas
Miss Mervette Jebarra
Mrs. Kassandra Carelli
24 - 423
Our School Counseling Program is designed to promote school success by focusing on prevention and early intervention, academic achievement, social/emotional and career development. The primary goal is to promote and enhance your child's school experience by working together with you.
Comprehensive Counseling Program
The following is a brief description of some of the services available to students, parents, and staff from the counseling office:
Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS)
Students, parents and teachers will be helped in securing assistance to meet the educational needs of the child, as necessary, through the Intervention and Referral Services Team.
The counselor will offer consultative services to parents/guardians and teachers regarding the developmental growth of their children, and referrals to outside agencies will be offered to parents to assist with the needs of their child.
The following is a brief description of some of the programs offered to students in small group or classroom guidance. The purpose of the programs may very depending on the needs of the students.
Conflict Resolution: We will assist administration in resolving student conflicts.
Programs based on special interest or need of a specific class (Example: social skills, bullying, new students).
Drug Counseling (SAC Counselor)
Career AwarenessSmall Group Counseling: Small groups will be formed to meet the needs of students and will meet for a specified time. Parent/guardian permission is required.Individual Counseling: Meeting the ongoing or critical needs of individual students is the primary focus of the counselor.Short-term solution-focused counseling will be offered to students. A student may see the counselor by:
- Student request
- Administration/Teacher/Staff request
- Parent/Guardian Request
- Academic difficulties
- Inappropriate behavior
- Social interaction problems
- Adjustment to school
- Family situations
- Difficult decisions
- Success and accomplishments
- Happy occasions
- Any other area of concern
We look forward to meeting you at school activities throughout the year!