Office Hours:8:30am- 3:30pm
My primary role as the Guidance Counselor at Lincoln Orens Middle School is to develop, in students, a sense of positive self-worth, self-respect, self-confidence and an ability to achieve and succeed both socially and academically.
I help students to establish goals by listening, informing and advocating for the student. A Guidance Counselor is the advocate for the child and not a disciplinarian.
My day includes but is not limited to: Reviewing schedules, placement, and academic progress; assisting with class registration and scheduling; group and individual counseling; contact with parents, administrative personnel and consultants; assisting in Conflict-Mediation; interpretation of testing results to parents; coordination, scheduling and implementation of all Benchmark and New York State testing; High School visitation and articulation procedures with Long Beach and West Hempstead High Schools; team meetings when deemed necessary; consultation with students regarding friendships, decisions and the influence of peers; and mandatory counseling of Special Education students and counseling of non-CSE students.
My door is always open for parents, students and staff. If I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me at (516) 434-2638