Counseling Department Information

Phone: 973-457-2533

The philosophy of the counseling program in the School District of the Chathams is that school counseling is an essential, integral part of the educational process.  Counselors provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students.  As student advocates, counselors recognize the uniqueness, dignity and personal worth of each individual.  In an interactive process, the counselor facilitates student academic achievement.  Counselors work collaboratively with students, parents, educators and community members to support each student's ability to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society. 

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Meet the Staff

Katelyn DeSantis

Supervisor of Student Support Services, K-12

Heather Flaherty

Student Assistance Counselor 
973-457-2505 x2074

Kaitlin Sleight

College & Career Counselor 
973-457-2505 x2011

Janice Stettler


Alison Mackessy


School Counselors

Joseph Barbato   



Lisa Kool-Behr



Alexis Irene/Cheryl Buzby



Mark Maka



Andrea Murphy



Sean Newcombe



Elizabeth Tully-Cano