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Promoting Success For Every Student

Jon Ramirez: Mon-Fri (6th, 7th & 8th-grade students last names: A-M)
Sabrina Wilson: Mon-Fri (6th, 7th & 8th-grade students last names: N-Z)
Lisa Thorsen-Spano: Wednesday and Friday (Pre-K-5th/6th-8th)

Jennifer DiJoseph: Mon-Fri (Mental Health Counseling 6th-8th)

Julie Schwabenlender: Mon-Fri (School Psychologist/Mental Health Counseling)

The school counseling services offered at Parkside may be conducted individually or in a group setting. Students may be supported, encourage, or guided in the following areas:

  • Academic Success (overall academic progress, study skills, organization, test-taking skills)
  • Relationships (family, peers, teachers)
  • Conduct Student Success Team meetings
  • Evaluate & Monitor 504 Plans
  • Communication Skills
  • Internal Motivation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Social/Emotional Balance
  • Goal Setting and Four-Year Planning
  • Health and Wellness
  • Referral To Outside Agency

There are many influences impacting our youth today, and it is critical that we work as a team to create healthy lifestyle choices. Body image, bullying, self-harm, social media (Facebook and Instagram are very popular!), and peer pressure are some of the main forces behind poor and/or unhealthy decisions made by our students. Please contact the counseling team if you have any concerns regarding your student.


What is said here, stays here!

One of the services we provide our students and take very seriously is to preserve the confidentiality of information that is shared. As a result, the confidentiality of information received, and of any written or pupil records, is protected. The counselors do not disclose information that a student has shared within the context of the counseling relationship, unless such disclosures are necessary to protect the student from posing a serious threat to themselves or to others or the student in some danger from another person.