EDISON HIGH SCHOOL

50 Boulevard of the Eagles, Edison, New Jersey 08817


The Guidance and Counseling Department in Edison High School is concerned with the entire student. The philosophy of the Counseling department is to assist students in personal growth through the development of educational planning, self-awareness, goal setting, decision making, implementation of career plans and the evaluation of personal and career goals. School counselors are student advocates who work cooperatively with other individuals and organizations to promote the development of our students. School counselors consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators and families to assist students to be successful academically, vocationally and personally.


Dr. Allison Crerar
Supervisor of Guidance Department
732-650-5200 x5231
fax: 732-650-5215

Dr. Allison Crerar received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Fordham University.  Prior to joining EHS, she taught as an adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey and worked as a mental health consultant for the Newark Pre-School Council. Dr. Crerar also worked as a counselor at Palisades Park High School. The Guidance and Counseling Department in Edison High School is concerned with the entire student. The philosophy of the Counseling department is to assist students in personal growth through the development of educational planning, self-awareness, goal setting, decision making, implementation of career plans and the evaluation of personal and career goals.

Andrew Barone
School Counselor
andrew.barone@edison.k12.nj.us
(732) 650-5200 Ext.5239
Mr. Barone received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics Education from Caldwell College and his Master of Arts degree in Mathematics/Computer Science Instruction from Kean University.  Also at Kean University is where he earned his Certification in Student Personnel Services. Mr. Barone has experience teaching at the secondary and the middle school level in a diverse range of communities as well as counseling students within the high school setting. He has been included in many editions of “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”.  Mr. Barone’s favorite hobby is being a “Daddy Chauffeur” to his three children.

Gladys Carrasquillo-Tavares

School Counselor

gladys.tavares@edison.k12.nj.us

(732) 650-5200 Ext.5238

Mrs. Carrasquillo-Tavares received her Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies and psychology as well as her Master of Arts in Counseling from Montclair State University.  She began her career teaching social studies and psychology.  She completed her License in Professional Counseling (LPC) from the State of New Jersey.  She has been a school counselor at Edison High since 2000.  In 2004, Mrs. Carrasquillo-Tavares was named “Counselor of the Year” at Montclair State University for outstanding accomplishments in the Human Services Profession and for commitment to Professional Counseling.  Her favorite hobbies include tennis, jogging and reading.

 

Lisa Jakub

School Counselor

lisa.jakub@edison.k12.nj.us
(732) 650-5200 Ext.5235

Ms. Jakub received both her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Kean University.  She has over 20 years experience teaching and counseling elementary and high school students.  In addition, Ms. Jakub also has her Certification in Special Education through the state of New Jersey.   Ms. Jakub’s proudest moments come from seeing her students reach their highest potential throughout their High School careers.  Ms. Jakub is a huge Snoopy collector. To her, Snoopy is a lighthearted way to show her students that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to do.


Ann Marie Lynch

School Counselor

annmarie.lynch@edison.k12.nj.us

(732) 650-5200 Ext.5233

Ms. Lynch received her Arts Baccalaureate in Theater from Hunter College of the City University of New York and her Master of Arts from the same school.  She is licensed in New York and New Jersey to teach Dramatic Arts and Speech and has done so on the high school level. Ms. Lynch has 90 further graduate credits from, among other schools, Rutgers University, which has earned her a license in Student Personnel Services and Supervision.  She has been a teacher counselor and a Dean of Students in New York City and a School Counselor in public and private high schools in New Jersey.  An avid outdoors person, Ms. Lynch will garden, snowshoe and cycle whenever the opportunity presents itself.


Arlene Rosenthal

School Counselor

arlene.rosenthal@edison.k12.nj.us

(732) 650-5200 Ext.5240

Mrs. Rosenthal received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Saint Francis College and her Master of Science Degree in Education (Guidance and Counseling) from Brooklyn College. Mrs.Rosenthal has experience counseling students in elementary, middle and high school.  During her counseling career, Mrs.Rosenthal has been involved in crisis counseling, group counseling and school committees. Some of Mrs.Rosenthal’s favorite things to do when she’s not counseling student’s are walking, spending time with her family, listening to music, going to the beach and relaxing.


Lora Scammacca

School Counselor

lora.scammacca@edison.k12.nj.us

(732) 650-5200 Ext.5217

Mrs. Lora Scammacca received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Potsdam, with a Minor in Theater. She continued her education at Rider University where she earned a Master of Arts degree in both Counseling Services and Educational Administration, as well as an Ed.S. in Childhood and Adolescent Disorders. She has been a school counselor at Edison High since 2004.  Her background includes experience working as a child therapist and as an elementary school counselor.  Mrs. Scammacca loves being a new mother, and enjoys painting and outdoor activities.

 


Kathy Sensenich

School Counselor

kathy.sensenich@edison.k12.nj.us

(732) 650-5200 Ext.5234

Mrs. Sensenich received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Cedar Crest College and her Master of Education in Counseling from Pennsylvania State University.  She completed her school counseling certification from California University of Pennsylvania.  She holds school counseling certification for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mrs. Sensenich has taught and counseled every grade from sixth through post graduate education at Robert Morris University.  One of her proudest accomplishments was obtaining a federal grant for studying the risk of violence toward women at colleges and universities. Mrs. Sensenich’s favorite past time is spending time with her grandchildren and reading history non-fiction.