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Department Members

Ms. Kristin Sheridan, Guidance Director (Ext. 142)

  • Coordinates all aspects of guidance services
  • Works individually with seniors on college application and financial aid procedures
  • Provides in-class presentations to sophomore, juniors, and seniors regarding preparation for PSAT and SAT testing programs
  • Career and college planning
  • Facilitates requests for educational testing with CORA school psychologist

Ms. Lindsey Stoner, Social Worker (Ext. 149)

  • Works to connect families with community resources
  • Assists with attendance concerns
  • Visits students who are unable to come to school and offers appropriate referral resources whenever possible
  • Coordinates our Peer Mediation Team, designed to teach students how to manage conflict in healthy ways and provide opportunities for these students to assist classmates in resolving conflicts

Mrs. Kate Barker, CORA Counselor (Ext. 144)

  • Supports students going through situational adjustments — for example, loss through death, divorce, step-family, adoption, new school, etc.
  • Offers group and/or individual counseling concerning school-related difficulties (academic problems, behavioral concerns, peer interactions)
  • Works with students on issues involving self-esteem, motivation, dating, parental communication
  • Assists with career and vocational counseling

Ms. Ashley Maher-Stearn, Administrative Assistant (Ext. 146)

  • Coordinates all requests for transcripts
  • Schedules visits by college admissions representatives in the cafeteria
  • Facilitates Ellis grant applications
  • Receives and posts both full and part-time employment opportunities

Mrs. Christina McCarthy, RN, School Nurse  (Ext. 124)

  • Responsible to develop, implement and manage a health program for the student population as defined by the School District of  Philadelphia