As soon as I walked through the halls of All Saints, I knew that I would embrace the role of Guidance Counselor. I felt such a strong sense that this place was one big Catholic family, that I just had to be a part of it’s energy.
I truly love listening to and talking with elementary and middle school students. There is no greater sense of reward than when a student who had initially presented at my door with an academic (or social) problem that they had deemed “impossible” to defeat, ends up leaving my office with a new and victorious outlook.
I also welcome meeting with the parents and/or sibling(s) of a student with a particular challenge. I feel nothing but gratitude when I hear that our meeting made a positive impact on the entire family unit.
Years ago when trying to encourage growth within my own children, whether it was related to schoolwork, sports, or even their friends, I would say “don’t be afraid to try and fail, be more afraid not to try.” I try my best to live by those words, and am honored to be a part of establishing new programs at All Saints. I am so happy that our Career Fair has generated so much positive feedback, and I am so grateful to be part of the Choose Love movement. I believe that everyday at All Saints is special, and I absolutely love what I do.
Before coming to All Saints, I was a Guidance Counselor for high school students at Trinity Catholic in Stamford, CT. While I enjoyed working with the lowerclassmen (mostly on finding their true interests and encouraging them to further develop their talents) and with upperclassmen (primarily on choosing colleges that matched their career goals), I really feel like I always belonged here at All Saints, where I believe the opportunity to work with younger students gives me a greater influence over their personal success, and ultimate happiness.
When I am not at All Saints, I can be found baking for my husband, playing with my grandchildren, or walking my pit bull, Jeezy…all while feeling so blessed.