Counseling & Guidance Services

Mayra Ortiz

Briana Echols
Contact Info:
(315) 435-4131
Mailing Address
Attn: Counseling and Guidance
1025 Erie Blvd. West
Syracuse, NY 13204
Physical Address
Central Office
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Our Mission and Vision

  • To provide every student the opportunity to become a lifelong learner by fostering and supporting a balanced approach to the development of academic, social, emotional and physical health.
  • To nurture respect and understanding for self and all people
  • To promote responsible citizenship in a society, community, culture and in the world
  • To be career and college ready to pursue individual goals

School Counseling and Guidance

The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) along with the New York State School Counseling Association (NYSSCA) affirms that school counseling is an integral part of the overall educational experience. Syracuse City School District’s school counselors are committed to providing all students with a comprehensive school counseling program which systematically addresses the three areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. It is our belief that in doing so, we assist students in exploring, planning, and realizing their individual interests, abilities, and goals, thus helping them to reach their full potential as productive members of society.

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School Counselor Listing 2020-2021

Name School Email
Quilty-Koval, Jacob Brighton Academy
McElroy, Carrie Brighton Academy (.5)
McElroy, Carrie Clary MS (.5)
Royal, Thomas Clary MS
Boyce, Drisa Corcoran HS
Dunn, Julie Corcoran HS
Lara, Kimberly Corcoran HS
Leflore, Ciera Corcoran HS
Marrin, Heather Corcoran HS
Mack, Yvonne STEAM @ King
O'Leary, John Edward Smith K-8
Espinosa, Jeanette Elementary Support
Holness, Carlene Elementary Support
Gibbs-Griffith, Brian ELMS K-8
Buda, Brian Elmwood (Transition Coach)
Mason, Jillian Elmwood (Transition Coach)
Sturgeon, Sue Elmwood (Transition Coach)
Teasdale-Edwards, Katherine Elmwood (Transition Coach)
Vecchio, Val Frazer K-8
Garner, Holly Frazer K-8 (.5)
Coates, James Grant MS
Herndon, Dominquie Grant MS
Fresina,  (Michelle Walker sub) H.W. Smith
Delia, Michelle Henninger HS
Days, Jamie Henninger HS
Drazek, Leah Henninger HS
Mackins, Shirley Henninger HS
Mallory, Robert Henninger HS
Riley, Andrea Henninger HS
Rowser-Davis, Tamara Henninger HS
Leonardo, Andrew Huntington K-8
Garner, Holly Huntington K-8 (.5)
Santiago, Natasha Institute of Technology
Snyder, Stacey Institute of Technology
Gower, Dan Lincoln MS
White, Kasi Lincoln MS
Daige, Tracy Nottingham HS
Gaugler, Kristin Nottingham HS
Mason, Mark Nottingham HS
Rath, Jill Nottingham HS
Rubadeau, Tia Nottingham HS
Bradbury, Todd Oasis Academy
Bergamo, Michelle PFLA
Burke, Marrietta PSLA @ Fowler HS
Casamento, Nicole PSLA @ Fowler HS
Isham, Shannon PSLA @ Fowler HS
Pelligra, Christopher PSLA @ Fowler HS
Griffin, Julie Roberts K-8
Zavaglia, Evangelia Syracuse Latin
Doyle, Brian Syracuse STEM @ Blodgett

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Counseling Resources

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