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Philosophy

The Guidance Department believes that each student should obtain the life skills necessary to be an active learner, a caring, creative, and responsible world citizen. We believe, therefore, that it is our responsibility to provide an environment that encourages the development of academic, social, personal and career skills. Through individual and group counseling, the Guidance Department responds to the developmental and transitional needs for each child. Working with the school, the family, and the community at large, we seek to provide students with resources that will help them adapt to the challenges of our changing society.

Goals

 To attain their academic potential.

  1. To identify and develop their social, personal, and career goals.

  2. To develop a positive image.

  3. To develop the skills necessary to be responsible learners.

  4. To develop decision making skills.

  5. To become effective communicators.

  6. To become participating members of their families/communities.

Staff

Mrs. DeLeone
Guidance Secretary

Mrs. DeLeone is our Guidance Secretary. She has been an active participant in the PTO at Amity. She is a parent of two sons who attended Bethany Middle School and Amity High School. She has held several positions in the business sector and was the owner of a design business specializing in custom invitations and design services for individual and corporate clients.

Counselors

Mrs. Danielle Parillo


8th Grade Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Parillo is our 8th grade school counselor.  Danielle has her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Quinnipiac University and a Master's Degree from Souther Connecticut State University.  Danielle has been working at Amity Middle School-Bethany since 2009.  She has been a gymnastics and cheerleading coach for over 10 years and currently coaches the AMSB spirit team. 

 

Mrs. Kara Lansiero
7th Grade Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Lanziero is our 7th grade school counselor.  Kara earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Connecticut in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master's Degree in School Counseling from Western Connecticut State University.  She has been working at Amity Middle School-Bethany since 2008 and has a solid background in understanding and servicing students with diverse needs.

 

Mrs. Jenna DeRosa
School Psychologist

Mrs. DeRosa is our school psychologist. Jenna is a graduate of the Amity School System, having graduated from Amity High School in 1997 and returned to coach field hockey in 2001. She attended Salve Regina University, graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and received her master's degree and 6th year in School Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. Jenna has been a member of the Amity Middle School-Bethany staff since  

Contacts

Click on the links below to email each staff member.

  • Mrs. DeLeone

  • Mrs. Lanziero

  • Mrs Parillo

  • Mrs. DeRosa