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    Ms. Jenna Pizzo
    Email: jpizzo@hillsdaleschools.com 
    Phone: 201-383-3140
    Office: Room 108
        Mrs. Jennifer Reese 
    Email: jreese@hillsdaleschools.com
    Phone: 201-383-3141 
    Office: Room 113 
    George G. White School 
     120 Magnolia Avenue
    Hillsdale, New Jersey 07642
    Fax: 201-664-2715


    Ms. Jenna Pizzo


       I am an optimistic person and believe in the best in people. My ambition as a school counselor is to help each student work to their potential and also to assist parents and teachers in achieving this goal. My experiences in a middle school setting have provided me with success in helping students to identify and change their way of thinking and beliefs. In addition, I have assisted students to be aware of automatic thoughts and have implemented behavioral techniques and cognitive modification.
     I feel that structured, directive sessions and implementing a variety of techniques, including journal writing and art therapy, have produced positive results and have opened lines of communication. I feel strongly that collaborative effort between the counselor, student, parents/guardians, administration, and teachers is necessary for student success and happiness.
    My degrees and certifications include: BA in English, MS in Educational Technology, MS in School Counseling, and Certifications in Elementary Education and English. I additionally am a certified Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC).  I am very excited to continue this venture at George White!
    "Kindness is the highest form of intelligence." -Wayne Teasdale

    Mrs. Jennifer Reese

    Before becoming a School Counselor, I taught for over ten years in the classroom (Grades 5-8). As a dedicated educator, my goal was always to promote a student’s self-esteem and to empower a student to use his/ her strengths to his/ her best benefit. I helped my students to realize their potential by focusing on their accomplishments, building on their past successes, and encouraging them to achieve higher goals which, thereby, promoted their positive self-concept.


    Now, as a School Counselor, my goal is to make the students that I counsel trust my concern for their wellbeing and understand that they are valuable, vital, and unique individuals. By focusing on a student’s strengths and successes, I encourage each student that I counsel to recognize their potential, believe in the self-worth, and move forward with self-confidence and positivity.   


    Having been a member of the George White Middle School family for the majority of my educational career, I am very familiar with our school curriculum, our district’s policies, and the expectations we have for our students.  Further, as a seasoned educator, I understand the ways in which students develop and how their learning is enhanced by family, school, and community collaboration. As a School Counselor, I help to develop, to promote, and to effect creative and practical teamwork within the school and the larger community.


    Teaching and counseling have the same goal--the best possible future for each and every student. I believe that both professions are laudable and worthy. Therefore, I am proud to have called myself a teacher, and now, I am proud to call myself a School Counselor.


    My degrees and certifications include: BA in English, MS in Curriculum, MS in School Counseling, and Certifications in Elementary Education and English.

    I additionally am a National Certified Counselor (NCC). 


    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters

    compared to what lies within us.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson