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Senior College Transcript Request Deadlines

               College Deadline                                   Guidance Deadline

                  November 1                                              October 15

                  November 15                                            October 25

                  December 1                                              November 2

                  December 15                                            November 20

                  January 1                                                  December 4

Phone: 973-887-8137 Fax: 973-887-0268 C.E.E.B. Code: 310501

Guidance & Counseling Department Staff​​​​​​​

Scott Maciag,  District Supervisor of Guidance

Stephanie A.  Mitchell, Dept. Coordinator / Counselor/ SAC

Barbara Ford, School Counselor

Maria Grasso, School Counselor

Cara Marucci, School Counselor

Brian Propfe, School Counselor

Dr. Lisa Allgaier, Wellness Coordinator

Julie Lackaye, Secretary

Michele Massa, Secretary

Mission Statement

The mission of the School Counseling and Special Services Departments in the Hanover Park Regional High School District is to help all students reach their highest academic potential, set post-secondary college and career goals, and maintain positive social, emotional, and character development. The departments work to make their office suites supportive and welcoming environments. Counselors and case managers collaborate with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and the community to provide a comprehensive support system that meets the varied needs of students.

Counselor Roles and Responsibilities

Counselors are available to assist students with academic planning, college and career goals, and personal/social development. Counselors collaborate regularly with teachers and are available for conferences with parents/guardians. Please reach out to your counselor via phone or email if you have questions or would like assistance.

The counselors at Hanover Park are fully qualified to help students with the following:

  • exploration of personal, college, and career goals and how to achieve them

  • transition from middle school to high school

  • development of successful work and study habits

  • development of peer relationships

  • personal/social development

  • strategies for healthy decision making and problem solving

  • comfort in times of crisis

  • referral to community resources when necessary