Memorial Junior High School
Memorial Junior High School Guidance Contact Information
Bret Strauss - Assistant Principal – 516-872-7712
Meet Your 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 Boy's 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.
Patrick Naglieri, Memorial Junior High School
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education- Adelphi University
Master' Degree in Special Education- Adelphi University
Professional Certificate- School Counseling- Long Island University
Professional Diploma in School Administration and District Administration - Long Island University
Working with students, families, and staff I enjoy assisting our young people in goal setting and reaching for the future. Remember you only have one opportunity at secondary school so Go For It!!!
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.