College & Guidance Counseling
The Department of College and School Counseling at St Joseph High School 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:
Karrie Sullivan-Director of Guidance & College Counseling
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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.
Jack Nogueira - Counselor
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Mr Nogueira has a BS and MS from Western Connecticut State University. He is the SJHS girls head soccer coach as well as the Assistant Athletic Director for SJHS. 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.
Megan T. Baird '01- Counselor
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Ms.Baird is a graduate of SJHS of the class of 2001. She received her BA for Quinnipiac University and her MS in counseling for Fordham University.
Laura Schiels - Counselor
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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. Joseph, Ms. Schiels was a school counselor at a catholic high school in New York City and also taught Kindergarten and Pre-K.
Cristin Clark - Counselor
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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 M.A. in School Counseling.Upon graduation, Ms. Clark received Fairfield University’s Excellence in School Counseling Award. Ms Clark 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.
Kathleen Roach Seperack '86, Social Worker
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Mrs Seperack is a graduate of the class of 1986 from St Joes. She attended Fordham University and received her BA and then attended Southern Connecticut State University for an MSW. She has also earned a License in Social Work. Mrs Seperack has worked at Bridgeport Hospital, Childe Guidance Center of Greater Bridgeport, Wooster Middle School, St Augustine School and St. Raphael School.
Justin Cirisoli - Registrar
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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 joining 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.
Lynn Mallon - Guidance Secretary
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