School Counseling Department
Welcome! We hope you find what you are looking for and learn more about the department and services we provide. Our department is made up of three certified professional school counselors, one of whom is the Director, and another who has a dual license as an Adjustment Counselor. Additionally, there is a Student Support Services Coordinator and a Director of Student Support Services. We are a team with extensive experience in three important areas, including but not limited to, supporting and encouraging our students' academic, social-emotional, and post-secondary experience and growth. We are excited to partner with our students, their families, and the Spellman community.
To learn more about who we are as a department and the services we provide, please explore the tabs on the left side of this main page. Thank you.
Who We Are:
The School Counseling Department regards all students as resilient and intelligent with gifts and talents which continue to be discovered. Our department seeks to guide students through high school as these transitions can be bumpy for some and easily accessible for others.
There is no linear way to progress through high school; it can be unpredictable, and that is why students at Cardinal Spellman High School are immediately assigned to one of the three school counselors upon entering the building. The students and school counselors will develop a partnership over their tenure together at Spellman. The students should not be surprised that their school counselor wants to meet them proactively.
The students and school counselors are assigned alphabetically. As a practice, Ms. LaCara works with students whose last names fall within the beginning of the alphabet, Ms. Myers' students fall within the middle of the alphabet, and Mrs. Hogan works with students whose names fall more at the end of the alphabet. It's not an exact science, but this gives you the gist of how to find and access your student's school counselor. Please direct all questions about who your student's school counselor is to Mrs. Tammy Genereux; she can be reached at email@example.com