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The Guidance Department will be closed as of Monday, July 17 and will return on Monday, August 7. 

Guidance Department

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Sachem Central School District Guidance Department website. The Sachem school counselors are committed to working with all students to assist them in reaching their individual academic and personal potential. Our counseling program encompasses academic planning, social development, skill development and transitional activities. We have created a developmental counseling program for students in grade 6 - 12 where our counselors work collaboratively with students’ families, faculty members, building administration and, of course, each student, in order to maximize the opportunities available to students in our schools.

The Sachem school counseling program includes:

  • individual and group guidance sessions
  • academic planning and monitoring
  • transitional advisement: elementary to middle school, middle school to high school and high school to college/employment/military/vocational placement
  • problem solving and decision making
  • crisis support and intervention
  • college exploration and planning
  • college representative visits: during the school day and for our annual College Night program where over 200 colleges are represented
  • evening parent information sessions: college exploration activities, financial aid procedures and availability, high school planning and success, college application procedures and academic planning
  • information on important topics including NCAA eligibility, PSAT, ACT and SAT testing, BOCES and Sachem Career Training Programs, scholarship availability and middle school/high school success strategies
  • access to the Naviance Family Connection program where students and families can obtain information related to college acceptance rates, scholarship information and post high school planning
  • and much more…..

Students and parents are encouraged to visit the guidance office regularly to obtain updated information, speak with the counselor and have questions answered. This website includes links to important information including all guidance related publications, counselor contact information, evening parent presentations, our School Profile, our Guidance Handbook with course descriptions as well as school policies and procedures, and a calendar of events. Please visit this site regularly to obtain current information.

We welcome ideas and feedback and can be reached at 631-471-1705.

 

Anthony J. Mauro, Ed.D. 
Assistant Superintendent for Student Support & Administration
Administrative Annex at Samoset 
51 School Street 
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Phone: 631-471-1705 
Fax:  631-471-1715 
Email:  amauro3@sachem.edu

East High School
Phone:631-716-8200 ext. 5110 
Fax: 631-716-8262 
Kristin Dunseith - Guidance Chairperson 
kdunseith@sachem.edu

North High School
Phone: 631-471-1400 ext. 5510 
Fax:631-471-6530 
Susan Hance - Guidance Chairperson 
shance@sachem.edu

Sagamore Middle School
Phone: 631-696-8600 
Fax:631-732-1756 
Dan Zilberstein - Lead Counselor 
dzilberstein@sachem.edu

Samoset Middle School
Phone: 631-471-1700 
Fax: 631-471-8912 
Lisa Carlen- Lead Counselor 
lcarlen@sachem.edu

Seneca Middle School
Phone: 631-471-1850 
Fax: 631-471-8985 
Kara Proctor - Lead Counselor 
kproctor@sachem.edu

Who is my counselor?
Guidance Counselor Alphabetical Breakdown