Guidance/Counseling Services

Minisink Valley’s Guidance/ Counseling Services help students plan their education and future, as well as help them navigate the day-to-day challenges of high school.

All high school students are assigned to a guidance counselor at the beginning of ninth-grade. They work to ease the transition middle school to high school.

As high school graduation nears, students and parents have many questions and concerns. It is extremely important for students and parents to work with their counselor.

Students may stop by the Guidance Office  any time to make an appointment to see their counselor.


Last name: A-Def 
Bryana Sewell, 845-355-5163;

Last name: Deg-Hit
Matt Caputo, 845-355-5164;

Last name: Hiu-Mon 
Amy Colella, 845-355-5166;

Last name: Moo-Roo
Christina Bruder, 845-355-5169;

Last name: Rop-Z
Lisa H. Mahadeo, 845-355-5162;

Support resources

Psychologist: Meghann Davis, 845-355-5177;

Psychologist: Marie Demchak, 845-355-5847;

Student Assistant Counselor:  Erin Bradley,  845-355-5165;

Student Assistance Counselor: Julie Sullivan, 845-355-5167;


Janet Antona, 845-355-5161;

Bindiya Patel, 845- 355-5137;

Guidance office fax: 845-355-5154

Naviance information


Throughout the school year numerous scholarships become available for our students. There are many kinds of scholarships. Some are local, others are regional or national. Each scholarship has its own specific criteria and procedure for applying. Scholarship information can be obtained by contacting Mrs. Patel in the Counseling Center.

All scholarships are posted in Naviance. Due dates are firm and must be adhered to.  If the scholarship must be sent by the school, the due date may be prior to the date actually listed by the provider. (See Mrs. Patel with any questions)

March through May are the primary months for scholarship applications and as many as 10 scholarships can be posted per week. It is suggested that the students have their scholarship letters of recommendation, resumes and essays completed and submitted in advance of the individual scholarship’s deadline date.