Student Support Services

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. Melissa Brizzell – 7
th grade
Ms. Stefanie O’Gara – 7
th grade 
Ms. Rochele Haynes – 8th grade
Mr. Nicholas Vouriotis – 8
th grade 
Ms. Diana Finesmith – 9
th grade
Mr. Fred Johnson – 9
th grade
Mrs. Amy Adam – 7th, 8th, & 9th grades
Mr. David Turetzky – 7
th, 8th, & 9th grades
 
School Psychologists 
Dr. Kate Boccella-Perras 
Dr. Suzanne George
 
 
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