Welcome To My School Counseling Corner

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     Hello!, My name is Michelle Siragusa and I am excited to be returning to St. Joseph School as the School Counselor for my fourth year. Here are some things that you might not know about me.

I attended Stony Brook University for my undergraduate degree where I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I graduated from Long Island University with a Master of Science in School Counseling. Before coming to St. Joseph School, I  spent some time working with high school students with special needs. I attended Catholic school from Nursery through grade 12. I love that I am working in the same Catholic school community that I had the honor to grow up in. I have one son, Cayson and a daughter, Makennah, on the way. I look forward to a great school year and  I am truly honored to be able to work with your pride and joy everyday. 

My role as a School Counselor is to provide a comprehensive program that addresses the academic, personal, and social-emotional development of all students in an environment that is nurtured by our Catholic faith. My efforts to support all students in these areas are part of a collaborative model that includes our students, teachers, administration and parents.
 I believe that every student needs support during a time of rapid change and growth. Students face diverse challenges personally, socially and developmentally that have an impact on their academic achievement. This is a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision making, communication and life skills, as well as character values.

As a School Counselor, I have the opportunity to provide education, prevention and intervention services. I believe that social-emotional learning is essential in removing barriers in learning and in promoting academic success. The skills  students gain through social- emotional learning, serve as the foundation for future success. 
    My love for School Counseling comes through in everything that I do with the students that I serve and I am excited to be able to share my passion with your students.

Contact information:
Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:00am- 3:00pm