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    CEEB Code:  310767   

     Laura Reigelsperger 
    BCIT-Director of Pupil Personnel Services 
    (609) 654-0200 ext. 2226 (Medford)
    (609) 267-4226 ext.2226 (Westampton) 


    Ms. Amanda Avila
    School Counselor, Ext. 8422

    "I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master of Education Degree in School Counseling from Georgian Court University. My true passion is supporting students with their academic, personal/social, and emotional needs.  I have experience working with high school students and preparing them for post secondary education.  I believe all students can learn and grow into the best version of themselves! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns."

    Students: A-F 

    Ms. Aja Jones
    School Counselor,Ext. 8419

    "I received my undergraduate degree in History with a concentration in Secondary Education and a minor in Music from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. I received my Master’s degree in Counseling in the Educational Setting from Rowan University. I have spent the majority of my counseling career working with students at the high school level and enjoy helping students pursue their college and career goals."

    Students: G-M 

    Ms. Leah Ross 
    School Counselor.Ext. 8498

    "I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from La Salle University where I majored in Psychology. I then pursued my Master’s degree in Counseling Services with a concentration in School Counseling at Rider University. In addition, I also hold a Student Assistance Coordinator certification. I have always wanted to work with high school students to help them follow their dreams and set goals for the future. My door is always open!"

    Students: N-Z 

    Mr. Jeff Pensabene
    Student Assistant Counselor, Ext. 8436
    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Guidance Chairperson

    "I am a graduate of Penn State University where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies as well as a minor in Adolescent Studies.  In addition, I also received a Student Assistant Coordinator Certification from Rowan University and a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Wilmington University.  I have over 10 years of experience working with at-risk teens.

    Counseling Department Secretaries

    Ms. Ruth Davies, Ext. 8423            

    Mrs. Christine Brownridge, Ext. 8418


    The school counseling staff is available to assist you during this stressful time.  Please use this form if you would like to speak with someone from the counseling department. For questions, regarding working papers, genesis, and residency, please contact Ms. Brownridge or Ms. Davies:

    Med Tech Counseling Department Form

    Managing Parenting Challenges of Social Distancing, Confinement, and Isolation

    The following numbers are also available to you:
    (CISS) 609-386-7331 Screening Crisis Intervention Pgm
    (SCIP) 609-835-6180 
    Police: 911 Non – Emergency Helpline: 211 
    Mobile Response: 1-877-652-7624 
    DCP&P 1-877-652-2873 (877-NJ-ABUSE)
    Burlington County NJ 856-222-9400
    Intensive Family Support Services 609-267-9339 (IFSS) Ext. 2826, 2824
    NJ Addiction Services Hotline 1-844-276-2777
    NAMI Burlington County NJ at 856- 222-9400 or email namiface@verizon.net. 

    Crisis Text Line - Crisis Text Line Information Text 741741  24 hrs/7 days a week 

    National Adolescent Suicide Hotline - Suicide Prevention Lifeline information  1-800-273-8255

    NJ Hopeline - NJ Hopeline: Home 1-855-654-6735,  24hr/7 days a week 

    Teen Helpline - TEEN LINE | Teens Helping Teens - Connect, talk, get help! 1-800-852-8336 or text TEEN to 839863 

    National Youth Crisis Hotline - 1-800-448-4663

    LGBTQ Support Hotline- Get Help Now – The Trevor Project Trevor Lifeline-866-488-7386 (Available 24/7) 1-866-488-7386


    Addiction Resources for Family and Friends
    1-800-SUICIDE 800-784-2433 
    1-800-273-TALK 800-273-8255 
    2nd Floor –Youth Helpline 888-222-2228 
    NJHOPELINE 855-654-6735  

    **We know that your family may be experiencing some anxiety about COVID-19, Please use this resource to talk with your children: Talking with Children about COVID 

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