Guidance Department

Welcome to the LaGuardia Arts Guidance Department.

ShelliAnn Williams, Assistant Principal, Guidance
Students are assigned to a Guidance Counselor based on the student's grade level and studio. We do this so families can receive support that is specific to their needs.
 
If you have a new Guidance Counselor, they will collaborate with your former Guidance Counselor to support your success. 
 
Below please find a table of Guidance Counselors broken down by studio and grade.  
 
During this period of Remote Learning, in person meetings are not possible.  Please email your Guidance Counselor to set up a virtual meting.

College Information

  • NYPL College Admissions Guides

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  • Grief Tips for Elementary & Teens (Spanish & English)

    The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team remains committed to supporting students, educators, caregivers, and mental health professionals. As we continue to navigate through the changes and challenges brought on by the pandemic, we want to remind you we are here for YOU.

    View English & Spanish Tip Sheets

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  • Week of December 7, 2020

    Newsletter Week of December 7, 2020

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  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship (Deadline: February 1, 20201)

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship application is now available!

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate. 

    We appreciate your support by sharing this opportunity with students. The application closes at 5:00 pm ET on February 1, 2021.

     
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  • SUNY Welcome Center is Ready for You

    SUNY is excited to announce a new college advising resource for students in New York City! 

    Staff in the SUNY Welcome Center in Manhattanare available to meet virtually with high school students from the 5 boroughs. While we continue to schedule school visits with groups of your seniors or juniors, we are now expanding our outreach by offering individual virtual appointments with our Counselor of the Day! Encourage your students who have questions about SUNY to sign up for an appointment using the link below. 

    engage.suny.edu/portal/counselor_of_the_day

    We look forward to assisting your students!
     

    Recruitment Response Center
    The State University of New York
    1.800.342.3811 or 518.320.1888
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  • The Dream.US National Scholarship is Open (Webinar on December 11)

    Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment

    TheDream.US National Scholarship is Open
    Attend Our Webinar to Learn More

    TheDream.US National Scholarshipapplication just opened and Hunter College is once again excited to help your undocumented students in gaining access to higher education. If you are not familiar yet, the benefits of receiving this scholarship at Hunter College include:

    • Up to $37,000 toward a bachelor’s degree, including stipends
    • Priority course registration
    • One-on-one academic advisement
    • Personalized career planning
    • Individualized college navigation
    • Peer-to-peer networks
    • Monthly professional development workshops

    If your students wish to apply for the scholarship, please encourage them to visit the TheDream.US National Scholarship website.

    Attend Our Webinar
    In addition, Hunter College is offering a free Zoom webinar about TheDream.US National Scholarship on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2pm. The webinar will cover the scholarship's new eligibility criteria, the application process, Hunter College admissions information, and many of the support services available to our students.

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  • New York Public Library

    NYPL hosts a series of College & Career Pathway events all year long.

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  • Landmark College Open House, December 9

    Landmark College is holding its final Virtual Open House of 2020 on Wednesday, December 9 from 1—5 p.m. ET.

    The event will feature a special presentation focused on options for Post-Grad/gap year and transfer students, including: 

    • Bridge Experience for students attending other colleges or universities
    • Transition-at-College (TaC) program for Post-graduate and gap year students
    • Steps to transfer to Landmark College from current institution

     

    Register Now

     

    Plus, if you send in an application before or during the Open House, your student will be eligible to win prizes such as an iPad, Shark USB drives, gift baskets, Landmark clothing, and more.

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  • School Profile 2020-2021

    The school profile is the document that is sent with every college application.  It provides colleges a standardized set of information allowing them to compare, evaluate, and understand the various types of schools from which students are applying.

    Read LaGuardia's School Profile

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  • Let's Talk College Weekly Newsletter

    Find the link to the latest issue -- as well as back issues -- of our Let's Talk College Weekly Newsletter.

    While much of the information is currently geared toward Seniors who are applying to college, there is information that everyone may find helpful.

    Families who have successfully navigated the college process consistently offer this piece of advice.  Start early!  This does not mean you have to be looking into colleges and doing research all of the time.  Starting early can include reading the information that is put out to Juniors and Seniors, such as the Let's Talk College Weekly Newsletter.  This way, you are already familiar with the process, deadlines, and information when it is you turn to go through the application process.

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Class of 2021

Studio Last Name Begins Counselor Email
Dance A - Z Gonzalez cgonzalez8@schools.nyc.gov
Drama A - Z Jusino Jjusino@schools.nyc.gov 
Fine Art A - Bn Wang jwang32@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art Bo - C D'Annunzio ldannunzio@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art D - Lin, E Pappas tpappas2@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art Lin, P - Ng Wang jwang32@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art Ngai - T D'Annunzio ldannunzio@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art U - Z Wang jwang32@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music A - D Blum eblum2@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music E - Lao Estevez aestevez10@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music Lap - Ret Persaud spersaud@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music Reu - Z Ebanks kebanks2@schools.nyc.gov
Technical Theater A - Z Leston dleston@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music A - D Blum eblum2@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music E - Lao Estevez aestevez10@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music Lap - Ret Persaud spersaud@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music Reu - Z Ebanks kebanks2@schools.nyc.gov

Class of 2022

Studio Last Name Begins Counselor Email
Dance A - Z Gonzalez cgonzalez8@schools.nyc.gov
Drama A - Z Jusino Jjusino@schools.nyc.gov  
Fine Art A - G Wang jwang32@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art H - N Pappas tpappas2@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art O - Z D'Annunzio ldannunzio@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music A - D Blum eblum2@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music E - Lao Estevez aestevez10@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music Lap - Ret Persaud spersaud@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music Reu - Z Ebanks kebanks2@schools.nyc.gov
Technical Theater A - Z Leston dleston@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music A - D Blum eblum2@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music E - Lao Estevez aestevez10@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music Lap - Ret Persaud spersaud@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music Reu - Z Ebanks kebanks2@schools.nyc.gov

Class of 2023

Studio Last Name Begins Counselor Email
Dance A - Z Gonzalez cgonzalez8@schools.nyc.gov
Drama A - Ma Leston dleston@schools.nyc.gov
Drama Mc - Z Jusino Jjusino@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art A - Gab Pappas tpappas2@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art Gac - M D'Annunzio ldannunzio@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art N - Z Wang jwang32@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music A - D Blum eblum2@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music E - Lao Estevez aestevez10@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music Lap - Ret Persaud spersaud@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music Reu - Z Ebanks kebanks2@schools.nyc.gov
Technical Theater A - Z Leston dleston@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music A - D Blum eblum2@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music E - Lao Estevez aestevez10@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music Lap - Ret Persaud spersaud@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music Reu - Z Ebanks kebanks2@schools.nyc.gov

Class of 2024

Studio Last Name Begins Counselor Email
Dance A - Z Gonzalez cgonzalez8@schools.nyc.gov
Drama A - Z Jusino Jjusino@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art A - H D'Annunzio ldannunzio@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art I - P Pappas tpappas2@schools.nyc.gov
Fine Art Q - Z Wang jwang32@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music A - D Blum eblum2@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music E - Lao Estevez aestevez10@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music Lap - Reu Persaud spersaud@schools.nyc.gov
Instrumental Music Ret - Z Ebanks kebanks2@schools.nyc.gov
Technical Theater A - Z Leston dleston@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music A - D Blum eblum2@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music E - Lau Estevez aestevez10@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music Lap - Ret Persaud spersaud@schools.nyc.gov
Vocal Music Reu - Z  Ebanks kebanks2@schools.nyc.gov

Social Worker

LaKeisha Fable, LCSW, School Based Support Team Social Worker 

Lfable2@schools.nyc.gov 

Ms. Fable is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is a part of the School Based Support Team (SBST). The SBST supports the achievement of students who are struggling academically or behaviorally. The outcome of an SBST meeting is the development of an Individualized Education Plan for Special Education Students. 

 

Ms. Fable is driven by providing support, resources and skills to students and families in need. Ms. Fable takes pride in providing the best services and support that caters to an individual or group’s needs. Her goals include assisting students and families overcome whatever obstacle(s) or challenge(s) that may arise. In addition to her primary job functions which include participating in the SBST, Ms. Fable also provides short term group and individual counseling. 

 

Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention Specialist (SAPIS)

Evelyn Carela

ecarela2@schools.nyc.gov

The Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention Specialist (SAPIS) supports students through a variety of issues.  The SAPIS provides social-emotional learning workshops and substance prevention education.  An empowerment & leadership program helps students growth and maturity.  Ms. Carella also provides short term, one-to-one services.   Ms. Carella partners with the Department of Health, the Mayor's Office to combat Dating Violence.  Our SAPIS works closely with   the Guidance and Support team. Teachers, staff, students, or family members can submit referrals. Please contact Ms. Carella if you need suppport or resources.