Kayla Posyton '17
7 April 2017
On May 19th, the New Jersey School Counselors Association will be honoring the Counselors of the County at a luncheon at New Jersey City University where our own Mrs. Marielena Perosi, Director of Student Services, will be introduced by Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Cardillo as Counselor of the Year for Passaic County.
Nominees have to be recognized by their peers as successful counselors. Guidance Counselor Mr. Bill Pantale nominated Mrs. Perosi for this honor, saying “Mrs. Perosi has been a steadying presence at PVHS through four administrations. She has been a calm and reassuring voice for our students and families."
Mrs. Perosi has been at PV as both counselor and director for 16 years, but she said, “I’ve been a counselor for over 43 with my sons and other students”.
Her colleagues have praised Mrs. Perosi for her high standards. Counselor Mrs. Danielle Vigilanti commented, “[Mrs. Perosi] has great attention to detail, strong perseverance and she gives timeless effort to the students and school as a whole.”
Before being a guidance counselor, Mrs. Perosi taught math to grades 3-6 in Totowa. She later became an administrator there. Mrs. Perosi earned her Master's in School Counseling at Montclair State University and then attained her Leadership degree at William Paterson University.
Asked about being recognized as counselor of the year for Passaic County, Mrs. Perosi said, “It is a great honor to be recognized by my peers."