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.

From Victor School Counseling Department:

In response to recent school closings, the Victor Counseling Department will continue to communicate with families and can provide support to students in various means including email and phone communication. For students or families who have questions or concerns, please use the following steps:

  • Email your counselor and be sure to include the following information: 
    • Reason for your question or concern (academic, social/emotional, college/career)
    • Provide a phone number and suggest times during the hours of 7:25am-2:55pm that you would be available to further discuss any of your questions.
    • Counselors will do their best to respond to your email within 24 hours during the school week. 
  • If you have an urgent mental health concern for the safety of a student, please contact 911 or the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) Mobile Crisis Unit at (315) 462-1080 or (585) 509-6606 immediately and they will send a counselor out to check on that person's well being. 

Additional resources for  your family are available on the www.victorschools.org website on the Distance Learning and Counseling web pages. Click on "Counseling Resources for Students While Not in School below"

Please know that as we work through these unique times, we are continuing to plan for how we can best support all students.

District Phone Number: 585-924-3252
Mary Banaszak

Mary Banaszak

Titles: Coordinator of Counseling K-12 and School Counselor (A-Co)
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 (Cr-G)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6415
Geoffrey Mandile

Geoffrey Mandile

Titles: School Counselor (S-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 (Me-R)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: ext. 6422
John Ryan

John Ryan

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