Guidance Department

The student support services program is designed to reflect a comprehensive and developmental approach to educational issues. The primary goal of the program is to promote and enhance student learning. The components of the program include:

  • Counseling : individual, small group, crisis, classroom
  • Consultation : administrators, teachers, parents, referral agency personnel
  • Coordination: new student orientation, transition activities, standardized testing, registration, support services

All students receive support of a guidance program that is directed toward helping each student have the most successful school experience possible. They are encouraged to explore individual interests, abilities, and goals with their school counselor. The guidance and counseling services of Abington Junior High School include many functions to meet the diverse needs of our student population.

WHAT OUR OFFICE CAN OFFER STUDENTS

  • ACADEMIC REVIEW
  • COUNSELING SERVICES
  • CARING AND SYMPATHETIC LISTENING
  • PEER TUTORING SERVICES
  • LEARNING CENTER
  • EDUCATIONAL TESTING
  • CAREER INFORMATION
  • CRISIS INTERVENTION
  • LIAISON TO COMMUNITY AGENCIES

WHAT OUR OFFICE CAN OFFER PARENTS

Dr. Matthew Wexler, Coordinator of Student Support Services
 
Counselors

Ms. Diana Finesmith – 7th grade
Mr. Fred Johnson – 7th grade
Ms. Melissa Brizzell – 8th grade
Ms. Stefanie O’Gara – 8th grade 
Ms. Rochele Haynes – 9th grade
Mr. Nicholas Vouriotis – 9th grade 
Mrs. Amy Adam – 7th, 8th, & 9th grades
Mr. David Turetzky – 7th, 8th, & 9th grades

 
School Psychologists 
Dr. Kate Boccella-Perras 
Dr. Katherine Palladino
 
 
School Social Worker
Ms. Brooke Jacobs

 

The Student Support Services Office phone number is 215-884-4700, extension 2238.

Fax number is 215-885-0426 


 

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