Counseling Services

    Telephone Number: 201-385-8847
    Position First Name Last Name Ext Email
    Secretary Shirley Goncalves 2360 sgoncalves@bergenfield.org
    Guidance Counselor Marybeth Iorio 2363 miorio@bergenfield.org
    Guidance Counselor Michael Merlo 2362 mmerlo@bergenfield.org
    Guidance Counselor Lana Restivo 2361 lrestivo@bergenfield.org
    Guidance Secretary Karina Meneses 2360 kmeneses@bergenfield.org
    Learning Consultant Liz Shoulman 4350 lshoulman@bergenfield.org
    School Psychologist Betty Madariaga 2350 bmadariaga@bergenfield.org
    School Social Worker Judy Reilly 2351 jreilly@bergenfield.org
    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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