Counseling

High School years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. Our Counseling Team has an impact on these years by implementing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program which aligns with the American School Counselor Association Learning Standards: "Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success". Our program includes the following:

  • Direct Student Services to all students in large and small groups 
  • Individual Planning to develop education, career and personal goals
  • Responsive Services to address the immediate concerns of all students
  • Indirect Student Services which include referrals and consultation with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe and respectful learning environment. 
  • Advocating for School Programming to support academic, career and social/emotional development. 

Our work supports students in their quest to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set informed career goals and realize their full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the global community.

Counseling Office Introduces New Counselors for 2020

As many of you know, Mrs. Heidi Nelson retired in June. We are pleased to announce that our new counselors, Mr. Ben Raymo and Mr. Nick Sculli, have already joined our High School Counseling team. We are all working together to support our newest as well as our returning students and families. To meet them, please watch the short video below and email us if you have any questions or concerns!

High School Counseling Team
A-CL         Mrs. Mary Banaszak        BanaszakM@victorschools.org
Co-Gi      Mr. Travis Hooper             HooperT@victorschools.org
Gl-La       Mr. Ben Raymo                RaymoB@victorschools.org 
Le-O        Mr. Nick Sculli                  SculliN1@victorschools.org
P-Sh        Mrs. Moira Platzer           PlatzerM@victorschools.org
Si-Z         Mr. Geoff Mandile            MandileG@victorschools.org

Meet Your New Counselors Video

District Phone Number: 585-924-3252
Mary Banaszak

Mary Banaszak

Titles: Coordinator of Counseling K-12 and School Counselor (A-CL)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6418
Leah Daniels-Farren

Leah Daniels-Farren

Titles: School Psychologist (L-Z)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6420
Travis Hooper

Travis Hooper

Titles: School Counselor (Co-Gi)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6415
Geoffrey Mandile

Geoffrey Mandile

Titles: School Counselor (Si-Z)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6416
Kathryn Mandile

Kathryn Mandile

Titles: School Psychologist (A-K)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6421
Cindy Mereness

Cindy Mereness

Titles: Career Planning and Internship Coordinator
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6424
Moira Platzer

Moira Platzer

Titles: School Counselor (P-Sh)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6422
Benjamin Raymo

Benjamin Raymo

Titles: School Counselor (GL-La)
Email:
John Ryan

John Ryan

Titles: School Social Worker
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6414
Nicholas Sculli

Nicholas Sculli

Titles: School Counselor (Le-O)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6419
Kristen Stone

Kristen Stone

Titles: Counseling Secretary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6407
Georgia Turner

Georgia Turner

Titles: Counseling Secretary
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6408