• Counseling and Social Work Services


    School counselors are trained, certified educators who improve student success for all students. School counselors help all students apply academic achievement strategies, manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills, and plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force). They lead, advocate, and collaborate to promote equity and access for all students by connecting their school counseling program to the school’s academic mission and school improvement plan.

    School social workers are trained, certified mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. School social workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success.

    District Student Support Services staff collaborate with families, community partners, and school-based mental/behavioral health providers to engage in student assistance programming that is responsive to school-based needs.

    Please reach out to your child’s designated counselor or social worker regarding (but not limited to): Attendance, foster care, homelessness, mental health support, 504 plans, Student Assistance Program (SAP), graduation requirements including Pennsylvania Act 158 of 2018, credit recovery, dual credit information, SAT and ACT prep information, college and career planning.

Last Name First Name Location Title Email Ext.
Runco Elena Admin Building Director- School Social Workers erunco1@pghschools.org 3918
Woodard Carrie Admin Building Director- School Counselors cwoodard1@pghschools.org 3984
Garnett Tamara Allderdice Student Services Assistant tgarnett1@pghschools.org 4846
Genter Debra Allderdice Social Worker dgenter1@pghschools.org 4884
Harris Tica Allderdice Counselor tharris1@pghschools.org 4812
Hecht Dana Allderdice Counselor dhecht1@pghschools.org 4834
Ionadi Maggie Allderdice Transition Counselor mionadi1@pghschools.org 4832
Meyers Heather Allderdice Counselor hmeyers1@pghschools.org 8572
Stonestreet Courtney Allderdice Transition Counselor cstonestreet1@pghschools.org 4836
Van Luik Lyndsey Allderdice Counselor lvanluik1@pghschools.org 4890
Wilson Leanne Allderdice Social Worker lwilson4@pghschools.org 4880
Anderson Janiece Allegheny 6-8 Social Worker janderson2@pghschools.org 5295
Kelly Claire Allegheny K-5 Social Worker ckelly2@pghschools.org 4523
Ward Laura Allegheny K-5 Social Worker lward1@pghschools.org 4106
Henry Andrew Arlington K-8 Social Worker ahenry2@pghschools.org 5203
Mason Shanekka Arsenal PreK-5 Counselor smason2@pghschools.org 5796
Rosser Cassandra Arsenal 6-8 Social Worker crosser1@pghschools.org 3097
Oravetz Becky Banksville K-5 Counselor roravetz1@pghschools.org 7403
Konarski Rebecca Beechwood PreK-5 Social Worker rkonarski2@pghschools.org 7394
Brueckner Carrie Brashear H.S. Social Worker cbrueckner1@pghschools.org 7315
Kuhns Julianne Brashear H.S. Counselor jkuhns1@pghschools.org 7316
Jeffers Molly Brashear H.S. Transition Counselor mjeffers1@pghschools.org 7318
Kesich Taylor Brashear H.S. Transition Counselor tkesich1@pghschools.org 7317
Pail Timothy Brashear H.S. Social Worker tpail1@pghschools.org 7333
Smith Lauren Brashear H.S. Counselor lsmith4@pghschools.org 7325