College & Guidance Counseling

The Department of College and School Counseling includes a professional staff of experienced counselors dedicated to the college, career, and personal needs of our students. Counselors also work closely with administration, faculty, and parents to provide a supportive environment for all students.

From the moment freshman year begins, formal meetings between students and counselors take place throughout the year in small group, seminar, and one-to-one settings. This active involvement of the department in the life and success of each of our students continues through the four years at St Joseph High School.


Meet the Guidance Team

Megan T. Baird '01, Director of Guidance

Megan Baird

Mrs Baird received her MS, Counseling, Fordham University in 2007 and BA, Psychology, Quinnipiac University in 2005. Mrs Baird has been working in the Guidance and College Counseling Office at St Joseph High School since 2005. Mrs Baird is a proud St Joseph Alum - Class of 2001. She is married to Peter Baird, Class of 2000 and they have two beautiful children: Lexi and PJ.

Karrie Sullivan, Director of College Counseling

Karrie Sullivan

Mrs Sullivan received both her her BA, MEd with a certification as an Educational Specialist working with students with learning challenges for Curry College, located in Milton, Massachusetts. She was a member of the Curry College Admissions staff for six years working with students who learning challenges. She then worked three years in admissions, financial aid and academic advising at the high school level returned back to admissions and financial aid at Dean College, in Franklin, Massachusetts as the Associate Director of Admissions. Ms. Sullivan then took a position with the State of Massachusetts, Division of Higher Education for six years working with financial aid, academic advising and students with learning challenges at the college level.

Cristin Clark, Counselor

Cristin Clark

Ms Clark received her BA in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and continued her studies at Fairfield University, earning her MA in School Counseling. Ms Clark is a recipient of Fairfield University’s Excellence in School Counseling Award. She holds certifications from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Education and the National Board of Certified Counselors. Ms Clark has training in both group and individual counseling practices and is currently working towards her License in Professional Counseling.

Jack Nogueira, Counselor

Mr Nogueira has a BS and MS from Western Connecticut State University. He is also the Girls Head Soccer Coach. Mr Nogueira works with the Department Chairs as well as the Athletic Department on the NCAA Clearinghouse compliance and academic eligibility. Requirements for the college/university level of play.

Laura Schiels, Counselor

Laura Schiels

Ms Schiels obtained her BS in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island and her MA in School Counseling from Caldwell University. She is a Certified School Counselor in the state of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Prior to working at St Joes, Ms Schiels was a school counselor at a catholic high school in New York City and also taught Kindergarten and Pre-K.

Lynn Mallon, Guidance Secretary

Lynn Mallon

Mrs Mallon received her BS in Education at Southern Connecticut State University. She is a proud St Joseph Alum - Class of 1975. She has also a proud alumni parent of graduates from 1995, 1999, 2002 and 2004!

Justin Cirisoli, Registrar

Justin Cirisoli

Mr Cirisoli received his BA in history with a minor in American Studies and a concentration in anthropology/sociology from Roger Williams University. He holds a MS in counselor education/student development in higher education from Central Connecticut State University and is completing a MA in history from Western Connecticut State University. Prior to SJHS, Mr Cirisoli worked in college and university administration at Gateway Community College, Albertus Magnus College, and most recently at Southern Connecticut State University. He has college-level experience in the areas of academic advising/registration, campus activities, orientation, residence life, and academic program development.

Kathleen Roach Seperack '86, Social Worker

Kathleen Seperack

Mrs Seperack received her BA from Fordham University and her MSW from Southern Connecticut State University. She has also earned a License in Social Work. Mrs Seperack has worked at Bridgeport Hospital, Child Guidance Center of Greater Bridgeport, Wooster Middle School, St Augustine School and St Raphael School.

Department Hours:
Monday to Friday

Office: (203) 378-9378
Fax: 203-375-7922
School Code: 070797


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