• Dear Parents/ Guardians:



    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my role as an elementary guidance counselor. This is my sixteenth year working in Hillsdale at Meadowbrook Elementary School. I am eager and pleased to be of assistance to you and your child as a counselor and a resource. During the course of the year I will be providing a counseling-educational program for the students within their classrooms. Students will engage in activities that will provide them with the necessary tools to resolve their own conflicts, have a better awareness of character education related topics, learn appropriate internet safety, and how to improve self- concept and celebrate differences.



    I will also be available for all students on an emergency/referral basis. Please feel free to contact me for pre-referral intervention strategies to promote appropriate social/emotional development.



    I look forward to meeting and working with you and your child this year. By working together we can ensure that your son/daughter will achieve their greatest potential in their journey towards becoming productive members of society.





    Deanna Nelsen-DeFalco

    Elementary School Counselor


    (201) 383-3143

    The principal goal of education is to create people who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.”

    -Jean Piaget