Guidance coursework develops the skills students need to succeed at Villa Maria, in college, and beyond.
Freshman and Sophomore Seminars cover such topics as time management, organizational and study skills, high school life, college preparedness, building a strong college applicant profile, and career choices. Sophomores explore personal, extracurricular and academic interests and the way these relate to various career options.
In junior year, students are enrolled in College Guidance, which covers the entire college application process, including college search, developing of an activities resume, writing the college essay, visiting college campuses, and interviewing. Guidance staff members provide support in making well-informed decisions concerning colleges and their programs.
The Guidance curriculum culminates in the Senior Capstone Project, an inquiry-based experience driven by student interest. It involves critical thinking, investigative research, problem solving, written summary and application of prior and acquired knowledge. Capstone projects may include job shadowing, service work, or a science, creative or physical project.
Mrs. Cindy Flores
Director of Counseling Services
B.S. Medical Technology
M.A. Counseling Psychology
NCC (National Certified Counselor), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Mrs. Lauren Savage-Miller
Director of College Counseling
B.A. Political Science
Mount St. Mary’s University
M.S. Organizational/Educational Leadership
Ms. Lorraine Benjamin
Counseling Office Manager
Ms. Madeline Duckhorn
M.S. Counseling with School Counseling Specialization
Mrs. Sally Jeffries
B.S. Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
East Stroudsburg University
M.Ed. Psychoeducational Processesing
West Chester University; Immaculata University
Sr. Kathleen Sabatino
B.A. Psychology, Theology, with Education Specialization
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with School Counseling Specialization
NCC, National Certified Counselor
Mr. Domenic Zampogna
B.S. Business Administration - Operations Management
M.S. School Counseling
M.S. Educational Leadership
Saint Joseph's University