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Meet Your School Guidance Counselors


Central High School Counselors

Kathleen Hardy - Central High School

Senior High Counselor – Grades 10 -12
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - SUNY Brockport
Master’s Degree in Counselor Education - Long Island University

My caseload usually consists of student whose names begin with the letters R-Z.  I look forward to meeting new students.  If you have any questions or concerns I am always happy to help.
 

Tina Kosel – Central High School

Senior High Counselor - Grades 10-12
Bachelor’s Degree. in Education - Queens College
Master’s Degree in Education – Queens College
School Counseling Degree – St. John’s University

I see my role as that of making a collaborative effort with teachers and parents to ensure that each student recognize his or her fullest potential while building a strong academic and social foundation.
 
 

Ron Rini – Central High School

Senior High Counselor - Grades 10-12
Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish - SUNY Old Westbury
Master’s Degree in Counseling - Hofstra University
PD in School District Administration - SUNY Stony Brook

I enjoy serving the Valley Stream community and work very hard to help each and every student in my caseload reach their emotional, social and intellectual potential.  It is my belief that students should be encouraged to challenge themselves as much and as often as possible.  In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “That which one needs to do, usually can be done.”
 

Amy La Personerie, Central High School

Senior High Counselor - Grades 10-12
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology - Hofstra University
Master’s Degree in Counselor Education - Hofstra University
Educational Leadership- Professional Certification-School Building/District leader - C.W. Post/LIU - Marriage and Family Therapy Certification - Hofstra University

I value my role as counselor. Every day is wonderfully unique and I address my students’ academic and emotional concerns. I assist teachers, parents, and students with a variety of issues. I also collaborate with students to develop their career and college plans. My students have my trust, respect, and honesty and I believe I work to help them make aa positive difference at Central High.



North High School Counselors

Tamra Bloeth- North Junior/High School

Junior High Counselor – Grades 7-9Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology – Hofstra University
Master’s Degree in Counselor Education – Hofstra University
 
As a guidance counselor, I seek to establish positive relationships with my students, their families and their teachers while we all work together to achieve each students individual academic, social and emotional potential.?
 
 

Josh Brodsky - North High School

Senior High Counselor - Grades 9-12
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – SUNY Binghamton
Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in School Counseling - Hofstra University
Graduate Certificate in School District Administration – SUNY Stony Brook

On a personal note, I am truly looking forward to helping each of my students choose their college and career and lead them on a journey to a bright and prosperous future.
 

Jamie Carbone – North High School

Senior High Counselor - Grades 9-12
Bachelors of Arts in Sociology - Hofstra University
Masters Degree in School Counseling - Hofstra University

As a guidance counselor, I take pride in helping students with social, emotional, and educational problems, as welling as assisting them with the college application process. I also hope to encourage students to be everything they are capable of becoming.
 

Nicole Maier - North High School

Senior High Counselor - Grades 9-12
Bachelors of Science in Counseling and Human Services - University of Scranton
Masters Degree in School Counseling - LIU - CW Post Campus
 
As a guidance counselor, I look forward to helping my students with their academic and personal needs.  I have the wonderful opportunity of working side by side with students and their families as we plan for the future.  My goal is to have each student reach their full potential.
 
 

Maria Grace Pariti – North Junior / High School

Junior High Counselor – Grades 7-9
Bachelor’s Degree - Hofstra University
Master’s Degree in Counselor Education - Hofstra University
School District Administration - SUNY Stony Brook University

The quote by Lon Watters, “School is a building that has four walls-with tomorrow inside,” truly expresses how I think about my work with our students. We all possess a common goal, which is to guide today’s youth, as they become tomorrow’s leaders.
 

South High School Counselors

Patricia Antonelli - South High School

Senior High Counselor – Grades 9-12
Bachelor’s Degree - Adelphi University
Master’s Degree - CUNY Queens College
School District Administration - SUNY Stony Brook
I treat all of my students as if they were my own children.  I praise them when they are doing well and encourage them to do better at all times.  I want all of my students to be the best that they can be and to reach their fullest potential.
 

Jeanne Battaglia - South High School

Junior High Counselor - Grades 7- 9
Bachelors Degree in Advertising - Towson University
Masters in School Counseling - C. W. Post Long Island University
I love working with the kids and helping to bring them to their full potential!  It has been a truly rewarding experience for me and I am grateful for the opportunity.
 

Phil Corsentino - South High School

Senior High Counselor - Grades 9-12
Bachelors Degree in Marketing - Long Island University C. W. Post campus
Masters Degree in School Counseling - Long Island University C. W. Post campus
 
My counseling philosophy is to help my students set appropriate educational goals, form a career identity and plan for the future and help each student find the college that will best suit them.  I will always help students strive to become everything they are capable of becoming.
 

Melissa Keegan - South High School

Senior High Counselor -  Grades 9 – 12
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology - Hofstra University
Master’s Degree in Counselor Education - Hofstra University
As a school counselor, I work with administrators, teachers and parents to help each student reach their full potential.  I strive to create a nurturing and safe environment where students are encouraged to be successful in every aspect of their development.  I feel lucky to be in a position where I can positively influence my students by providing support and encouragement during these formative years.
 

Barbara Madigan - South High School

Junior High Counselor - Grades 7-9
IEP Diploma Counselor - Grades 10-12
Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education - Bloomsburg University
Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Counseling – Bloomsburg University
 
I grew up in Valley Stream and taught Special Education at Memorial Junior High School for nine years before working as a counselor at South.  I enjoy yoga, biking and traveling in my free time.
 


Memorial Junior High School Counselors

Michael DiGiovanna - Memorial Junior High School

Junior High Counselor - Grades 7 - 9
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work - Molloy College
Master’s Degree in School Counseling - St. John’s University

On a personal note I also coach Boys’ Soccer, Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball and Boys’ 8th grade Baseball at Memorial.
 

Michele Jackson - Memorial Junior High School

Junior High School Counselor - Grades 7 - 9
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Baruch College, C.U.N.Y.
Master of Science in Counselor Education - Queens College, C.U.N.Y.
Post Graduate Certification in Educational Leadership, School Building/District Leader - College of New Rochelle

On a personal note, my family, along with my students, inspires me to contribute my all to help guide the academic and social success of my Memorial students.
 
 

Laura Mesa - Memorial Junior High School

Junior High Counselor for grades 7- 9.
Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Social Science - Hofstra University
Master’s Degree in School Counseling with a Bilingual Extension – St. John’sUniversity
I am currently working towards an advanced degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from SUNY Stony Brook.
 
On a personal note, adolescence is a very important developmental period in a child’s life. It can be both a rewarding and challenging time for adolescents and their families. Therefore, some of my goals as a guidance counselor are to assist students in reaching their full potential personally, socially and academically. I can be reached at 872-7722.
 
   

Alexandra Panos - Memorial Junior High School

Junior High School Counselor, Grades 7-9

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – University at Albany
Master of Science in Education, Counseling – Hofstra University

I feel very fortunate to work within the Valley Stream community. As a school counselor, I am committed to promoting student’s unique strengths while encouraging them to reach their academic, social and emotional potential.  In the words of Harriet Tubman, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”.  I am excited to help each of you begin building the future you want!

Find your strengths.  Be determined.  Celebrate your future. Dream Big.



Saturday, September 23, 2017