Counseling Services

Telephone Number: 201-385-8847
Dr. Arthur Freiman
Director of Pupil Personnel Services
ext. 1350
Ms. Esther Turull
Guidance Secretary
ext. 2360
Ms. Marybeth Iorio
Guidance Counselor
ext. 2363
Ms. Lana Restivo
Guidance Counselor
ext. 2361
Ms. Christine Szeglin
Guidance Counselor
ext. 2362
Ms. Suzanne Schmaler
* Leave replacement for Ms. Szeglin 
Guidance Counselor
ext. 2362
Ms. Liz Shoulman
Learning Consultant
ext. 4350
Dr. David Roth
School Psychologist
ext. 2350
Ms. Judy Reilly
School Social Worker
ext. 2351
Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Guidance and Counseling Services is to assist students in maximizing their potential. Each counselor is specially trained to assist students and their parents in educational and career planning. They are also available to help each student with their individual, social, and emotional development. It is the aim of each counselor to help each student make the most of the opportunities at Roy W. Brown Middle School, to know him/herself better, to develop a positive self-image and to leave RWB with realistic high school plans.
All students have their own guidance counselor who continues working with them for the three years they are in the middle school. Your guidance counselors are here to provide you with guidance and counseling in many different areas. These may include:
  • Academic Planning
  • Problems with school work and classes
  • Social or personal problems
  • Family and home issues
  • Grief Counseling
  • Your counselors can provide individual or group counseling, depending on the situation.
Meeting with Your Counselor
Your counselors are available to meet with you before school, during the day, and after school. If you need to speak with your counselor during the school day, please report to your class first for attendance and then ask your teacher for a pass to the Guidance Office.

School Psychologist
The School Psychologist works with students in both the general education and special education setting, completes psychological/cognitive evaluations, sees students for counseling, and works with the staff and students on reducing bullying. The School Psychologist is involved in handling crisis situations and is available to formulate behavior management systems for classrooms and individual students. For more information on groups, please click here.

School Social Worker
The School Social Worker is available to any students and families in crisis, as well as to students with special needs.
*If a parent/guardian does not wish for his/her child to participate in counseling groups,
a written letter must be sent to the Guidance Office at the start of the school year.*
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