• Welcome to WTHS Counseling!
    Location: Core Building
    Office Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm, School Counselors' Hours: 7:10am-2:35pm
    Phone: 856-589-8500 Ext. 7419, Fax: 856-582-6205

    CEEB School Code: 311364
     

    Parents & Students - If you have any questions this summer, please email wtsummercounseling@wtps.org

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    School CounselorsASCA NJSCA
    Our School Counselors have Master's Degrees and are professionally trained to assist all students in the three domains of school counseling: academic success, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development. Click here for the American School Counselor Association description of the high 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.
    Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) ASAP
    Our SAC is an additional school counseling department member to assist students with substance abuse prevention/intervention strategies and programs including, at times, social/emotional development. Under the Multi-Tiered System of Supports, direct SAC services include: school-wide activities, classroom lessons, individual or group sessions, referral to resources. According to the Federal Regulation (42 CFR Part 2), the SAC and School Counselor cannot disclose confidential student information related to substance abuse without the permission of the student. Click here for the Association of the Student Assistance Professionals of New Jersey role.
     
    Department Vision/Mission
    The District School Counseling Department is Building Better People by helping all students achieve school success and plan for their future.
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    All About Our Staff! 

Phone: (856) 589-8500 Ext. 7419

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Contact for: Naviance, NCAA, Option Two, Student Records, Enrollment: New Students/Transfers, Transcripts

Mrs. Toni Silvestri, Counseling Secretary

Mrs. Silvestri is a lifetime resident of Washington Township as well as a graduate of Washington Township High School. She has been involved in our school system for over 35 years, as she actively volunteered her time (as a parent) with each of her three children. Mrs. Silvestri began her career within the district as a One-to-One Assistant at Birches Elementary School. She then served as a Literacy Assistant at Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center. Mrs. Silvestri continued as an Administrative Assistant in the Main Office at Orchard Valley Middle School and is currently an Administrative Assistant in the Counseling Office at Washington Township High School. Mrs. Silvestri values the opportunity to assist students of all ages. Her favorite pastime is her family, and the blessing of sharing love and laughter with her children and beloved grandchildren!

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Phone: 856-589-8900 Ext. 7422

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Contact for: Dual Credit, Evening Programs, Foreign Exchange, Home Instruction, Panorama Education, Section 504, Testing (Accuplacer, AP, PSAT, SSD)

Ms. Carmen Gonzales, Secretary to the Director of District School Counseling P-12

Phone: (856) 589-8500 Ext. 7440

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS, Health and Physical Education K-12 - East Stroudsburg University MA, Student Personnel Services - Rowan University MEd, School Leadership - Wilmington University Certification: Special Education K-12, School Counselor, Supervisor, Principal Activities: Summer Lead Counselor/Master Scheduler, Parent Evening Programs Facilitator, WTHS Crisis Counseling Response Lead

Mrs. Karin Eckert-Carpenter, School Counselor

Mrs. Eckert-Carpenter received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg University. She also received her Master of Arts Degree in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University, and a Master of Education in School Leadership from Wilmington University. Mrs. Eckert-Carpenter began her teaching/coaching career in 1983. She taught at Lenape High School and coached field hockey at Pennsbury High School. In 1984, she was hired by the Washington Township School District as a Health and Physical Education teacher at WTHS. Mrs. Eckert-Carpenter has coached girls’ soccer, field hockey and softball at WTHS. Mrs. Eckert-Carpenter also taught for the Department of Defense Schools Camp Lejeune, NC. Mrs. Eckert-Carpenter began her career as a school counselor at WTHS in 1992. Mrs. Eckert-Carpenter enjoys spending time with her husband and six children. Her children graduated Erica (WTHS 2001), Justin (GCIT 2006), Patrick (WTHS 2008), John (WTHS 2012), Melanie (WTHS 2014), and Joe (WTHS 2015). Congratulations Mrs. Eckert-Carpenter, WTPS Secondary 2019-2020 Educational Services Professional of the Year and 2021 GCPCA Counselor of the County!

Appointments: Email 

 

Phone: (856) 589-8500 Ext. 7429

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Speech Pathology - Stockton University MA, Counseling in Educational Settings - Rowan University Certification: School Counselor Activities: College & Career Fair Lead, Group Counseling Lead, I&RS Co-Lead

Ms. Abigail Hull, School Counselor

Ms. Abigail Hull is a graduate of Stockton University, having earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology before pivoting her career to the counseling field. She received her master’s degree in Counseling in Educational Settings from Rowan University in 2020 and fulfilled a long-term substitute position in the Washington Township school district before accepting her role at the high school. Her education enabled Ms. Hull the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including elementary and middle school levels, as well as a medical rehabilitation facility. When Ms. Hull is not working, she enjoys running, traveling, and spending plenty of time at the beach. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to support and serve the students of Washington Township as a member of the WTHS Counseling Team! 

 

Appointments: Email, Schoology

Phone: 856-589-8500 Ext. 7436

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Social Psychology - Park University MA, Counseling in Educational Settings - Rowan University Certification: School Counselor Activities: School Test Coordinator (Accuplacer Manager, AP, PSAT, NJDOE Portfolios), Career Council College Fair & HBCU Fair Co-Facilitator, Military Representative, Out-of-District Students

Mr. Aaron Lemons, School Counselor

Mr. Lemons received his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Psychology from Park University in 2008 and his Master of Arts in Counseling in Educational Settings from Rowan University in 2021. Mr. Lemons is a retired Veteran of the United States Army. He and his family returned to New Jersey after a successful 20-year military career. Mr. Lemons is married and has two children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching and participating in sports, traveling, and completing DIY home improvement projects. Mr. Lemons is also a member of a local Gloucester County Veterans of Foreign Affairs (VFW) affiliation.

Appointments: Email

Phone: (856) 589-8500 Ext. 7432

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Elementary Education - Glassboro State College MA, Student Personnel Services - Rowan University Certification: Elementary Education Pre-K-8 Teaching, School Counselor Activities: Freshman Transition Program Advisor

Mrs. Frances Mulvihill, School Counselor

Mrs. Mulvihill was an honors graduate from Washington Township High School, attending college on a full academic scholarship. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Glassboro State College, the last graduating class, before being renamed to Rowan University. She taught at the elementary school level for nine years at Jeffrey Clark School in Mickleton, NJ. In 1998, she was named Teacher of the Year for the East Greenwich Township School District. Mrs. Mulvihill received her Master of Arts Degree in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University in 1999. She and her husband are raising their two boys in Washington Township. Her older son is employed at Lockhead Martin as a software engineer (WTHS Class of 2019). Her younger son attends WTHS (Class of 2024). Mrs. Mulvihill enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and sitting on the beach.

Appointments: Email

Phone: 856-589-8900 Ext. 7439

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Psychology - Stockton University Stroudsburg University MA, Counseling in Educational Settings - Rowan University Certification: School Counselor Licensure: LAC Activities:

Mrs. Corinne Nardi, School Counselor

Mrs. Nardi (previously Ms. Arenz) is a graduate of Millville Senior High School and a new Washington Township community member! Beginning in the 2024 school year Mrs. Nardi transferred to WTHS from Whitman Elementary School, where she was the School Counselor for 7 years. Prior to working at Whitman Elementary, Mrs. Nardi was the School Counselor at Janvier Elementary in Franklinville. Mrs. Nardi currently works in the community as a Licensed Therapist in addition to her school counseling role.

Mrs. Nardi attended Stockton University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a graduate of Rowan University with a Master of Arts in Counseling in Educational Settings. Mrs. Nardi attended Rowan University for a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies and received her New Jersey license to practice mental health therapy. 

When not in school or working in the community, you can find Mrs. Nardi spending her time with her husband and son, reading a good book or relaxing with family!

Appointments: Email

Phone: 856-589-8500 Ext. 7435

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Communications- Rowan University BA, Business Studies - Stockton University MA, Student Personnel Services - Rowan University MA, School Administration - Rowan University Certification: Business Teacher, School Counselor, Supervisor, Director of School Counseling Services, Principal, ASCA Specialist: College Admissions, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, School Counseling Leadership, School Counselor Data, Closing the Achievement Gap, Mental Health Activities: School Test Coordinator (Accuplacer Manager, AP, PSAT), Career Council College Fair & HBCU Fair Co-Facilitator, Military Representative, GCPCA Vice President, RCSJ Representative

Mr. Carl Palmer, School Counselor

Mr. Palmer completed his BA in Communications from Rowan University and a BA in Business Studies from Stockton University. He later went on to earn MA degrees in Student Personnel Services and School Administration from Rowan University. He also completed graduate coursework to earn his Substance Awareness Coordinator (SAC) certificate from Stockton. After nearly 15 years working in the private industry, Mr. Palmer entered the educational profession as a high school business teacher for seven years. Afterward teaching, he worked as a school counselor in a variety of settings and grades: Blue Ribbon high schools, elementary-middle school, and at-risk youth programs. Concurrent with work and college, Mr. Palmer served nearly 30 years in the NJ Army National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Palmer is very involved in professional counselor organizations. Mr. Palmer enjoys riding his motorcycle, traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family. He is excited to be a member of the Washington Township School Counseling team!

Appointments: Email

Phone: (856) 589-8500 Ext. 7427

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Mathematics Education, Psychology Minor - Trenton State College MA, Student Personnel Services - Rowan University Certification: Teacher of Mathematics K-12, Elementary Education K-8, School Counselor, Supervisor, Principal Activities:

Ms. Sandy Stockl, School Counselor

Ms. Stockl graduated from Trenton State College with a degree in Mathematics Education in 1988.  She was then hired to teach Mathematics in 1989 at WTHS. Ms. Stockl also went back to school to earn her Masters Degree in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University and graduated in 1994. After 26 years of being in the classroom and teaching a variety of math classes from basic skills, in-class support and honors level, Ms. Stockl is now serving as a school counselor. Ms. Stockl serves as the Varsity Girls Lacrosse coach and has been doing so since its inaugural year of 1994. Ms. Stockl is a resident of Washington Township and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, taking her daughter to activities, and completing home projects. 

Appointments: Email

Phone: (856) 589-8500 Ext. 7433

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Teacher of the Handicapped - Rowan University MA, Student Personnel Services - Rowan University Certification: Elementary Teaching, Special Education, School Counselor Activities: Counseling Lesson Co-Lead, Panorama Team Lead, Freshman Transition Program Advisor

Mrs. Nicole Venere, School Counselor

Mrs. Venere received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from Rowan University and her Master of Arts in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University. Beginning her career at Washington Township High School in 2001, Mrs. Venere taught Special Education for four years before joining the counseling department. Mrs. Venere, a proud Washington Township High School graduate and Washington Township resident, enjoys spending time with her two children, husband, and family. In her spare time, she likes to shop and travel to Disney and many other places.  

Congratulations to Mrs. Venere as the 2023-2024 WTHS Educational Services Professional of the year!

Appointments: Email

Phone: (856) 589-8500 Ext. 7441

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Secondary Education/English and Psychology - Widener University MA, Student Personnel Services - Rowan University Certifications: Teacher K-12, School Counselor Activities: Counseling Lesson Co-Lead, Freshman Transition Program Advisor

Mrs. Andra Williams, School Counselor

Mrs. Williams received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from Widener University and her Master of Arts in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University. Beginning her career at Washington Township High School in 1996, Mrs. Williams taught 9th and 10th Grade English for five years before joining the counseling department. Mrs. Williams is the advisor for Peer Facilitators and the Freshman Transition Program. In addition, Mrs. Williams was recognized as the 2014-15 WTHS Educational Services Professional of the Year and 2014-15 Gloucester County School Counselor of the Year. Mrs. Williams, a Washington Township High School graduate and Washington Township resident, enjoys spending time with her three children, husband, and family. She takes great pride in being able to work with families in the community and believes in caring for her counselees the same way she would care for her own children!

 

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Phone: 856-589-8500 Ext. 7431

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BA, Psychology - Immaculata University MA, Social Work - Rutgers University-Camden Licensure: LSW

Mrs. Andrea Jones, Transitional Coach

Mrs. Andrea Jones received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a minor in Sociology, from Immaculata University and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers Camden. She is a Licensed Social Worker and has been working with teens for over 10 years in various settings. She has experience working in psychiatric hospitals, residential programs and other high schools. Mrs. Jones has had training in Trauma Focused Therapy, substance abuse and mindfulness and has had a wide variety in many other areas. She is married with two young children and spends most of her time outside of school with them. She enjoys reading, music, and sports.

Transitional Coach Handout - Read more about the program


Phone: 856-589-8500 Ext. 7013

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Psychology - Rowan University Certification: SAC Activities: Anti-Bullying Specialist, No Place for Hate Lead, WTHS School Safety/Climate Team, WTPS Safe and Substance Free Schools Task Force

Mr. Jamie Oliver, Student Assistance Coordinator & Anti-Bullying Specialist, Grades 9-12

Mr. Oliver is currently on leave. Please contact wtsummercounseling@wtps.org for any questions. 

Mr. Jamie Oliver attended Rowan University and received a BA in Psychology. While there, he played for their baseball team. Shortly after graduation, Mr. Oliver began his career at Yale School in Cherry Hill, NJ and moved on to work for the juvenile probation system while obtaining his SAC Certification. Mr. Oliver began his career in Washington Township in 2000 when he split his duties between OVMS and WTHS for five years. We are happy to have him as part of our team at WTHS on a full-time basis. Mr. Oliver has coached at WTHS for softball, powderpuff, and chaperoned the senior trips. During his free time, you can find him on the golf course!

Appointments: Email