Welcome to Bells Counseling!
School Counselors' Hours: 8:40am-3:55pmSchool CounselorsSchool counselors have Master's Degrees and are professionally trained in the three domains of school counseling: academic success, career readiness, and social/emotional development. Click here for the American School Counselor Association description of the elementary school counselor. Under Multi-Tiered System of Supports, direct counseling services include: school-wide activities, classroom lessons, individual planning or counseling, group counseling sessions, referral to resources.
In our elementary schools, students are grouped by grade levels and assigned a dedicated school counselor. To ensure consistent support, we do not honor counselor change requests from students or parents. Please contact your counselor anytime for assistance.Department Vision/MissionThe District School Counseling Department is Building Better People by helping all students achieve school success and plan for their future.
All About Our School Counselors!
Phone: 856-589-8441 Ext. 3216
Degrees and Certifications:
BA, Sociology - Rowan University MEd, School Counseling - Wilmington University Certification: School Counselor
Mrs. Danielle DiPinto, School Counselor
Mrs. DiPinto joined the Bells staff in 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Rowan University and a Master of Education in School Counseling from Wilmington University. Mrs. DiPinto is a proud graduate of the Washington Township School District, attending Bells, Orchard Valley and WTHS. She serves on the 504 and I&RS team, and participates on the No Place for Hate Committee. Mrs. DiPinto will be teaching classroom lessons, leading small groups and meeting with students individually. Her goal is to provide students with resources needed to ensure academic, career, and personal/social success. Mrs. DiPinto enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and their two dogs (Riley and Jake).
Phone: 856-589-6644 Ext. 3545
Degrees and Certifications:
BA, Psychology - Rowan University M Ed, Elementary and Secondary School Counseling - Wilmington University Activities: Anti-Bullying Specialist
Ms. Jill Wanielista, School Counselor/Traveling Interventionist
Hi everyone, I am Miss Wanielista. I grew up in Washington Township and graduated from WTHS in 2013. I am so excited to be back in the district as an employee. I earned my BA in Psychology from Rowan University, and my M. Ed., school counseling, from Wilmington University. I will be traveling between two elementary schools, Bells and TJ. In doing so, my goal is to create a safe space for all students and help them develop their social-emotional skills. I will be working alongside the other counselors to provide individual counseling, group counseling, and classroom lessons. In my free time, I enjoy being at the beach, going on bike rides, and spending time with my friends & family. I look forward to meeting all of you!
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Let's have a safe and healthy school year!