College & School Counseling

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The Office 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 environment of the office in the life and success of each of our students continues through the four year at St Joseph High School. 



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College & School Counseling Staff

Tim Nash

Tim Nash, Director of College & School Counseling
Tim has close to 30 years of experience in college admission. His admission career path included stops at 5 catholic colleges, one private university and as an enrollment consultant at a higher education marketing company. He has presented at a number of regional and national conferences on the following: athletic recruitment, interview strategies, financial aid and other enrollment management topics.


Megan Baird

Megan Baird '01, Associate Director of College & School Counseling
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.


Kathleen Seperack

Kathleen Seperack, Social Worker
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.


Cristin Clark

Cristin Clark, Counselor
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.


Jack Noguiera

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

Laura Schiels, Counselor
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.


Margo Sheehan

Margo Sheehan, School Registrar, Counselor
Ms Sheehan holds a Masters of Education, Counseling from Providence College as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Providence College.


Lynn Mallon

Lynn Mallon, Counseling Secretary
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!


Meet a Few Members of the Class of 2020!

Lauren Malatesta
Annalise Macisco
Ethan Ziegler
Lauren McKeon
Lauren Pennino
Hannah Krasznai
Emily Borges
Brooke Robinson
Brian Melanson
Mike Morrissey
Cole daSilva
Brendan Pendergrast
Sophie Jones
Gabriella Gatto
Schuyler Tomey
Louis Tuccio
James McMahon
Ryan Novitski
Paul Fabbri
Mike Mulligan
Gabriella Moore
Charlee Horton
Sophie Chorek
Adele Whitlock
Tyler Sisko '20
Payton Doiron
Mari Andrzejewski
Lindsay Giavannone
Cate DeProfio





Coffee & Conversation with Counselors

We're so excited to offer Coffee and Conversations Virtually this year!  All parents are welcome to attend!

Upcoming Coffee & Conversations:

Coming Soon!


Partnering with Peer Ministry

In 2019, the Counseling Office started a new initiative with Peer Ministry.  Counselors go into Freshmen Theology classes with peer ministers to talk about the transition into high school and the importance of being kind to each other.  Seniors share their experiences and provide direction, advice, and support to our underclassmen. 




Seniors: Report Your College Acceptances!

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Let's Celebrate You! As those acceptance letters roll in, let us know! Feel free to use this form as often as you need. 

(Note: all final decisions and college scholarships should be reported to college counseling in May.)