School Counseling Department

  • Thank you to all who were able to participate in last night's information session.  If you would like to view the presentation, please click the link below:

    Navigating Sucess Through Wellness

     If you have any questions  regarding this initiative, please email Athena Borzeka, Director of Student Services & Special Education at

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Summer School/Credit Recovery Options

    MCST In-Person Credit Recovery Program
    • This summer, MCST will be offering a limited number of in-person seats in select courses for credit recovery courses to help students retake these courses if they did not pass during any prior school year.

    • For registration and details, click here.


    Virtual Summer School/Credit Recovery Programs

    Summer school/credit recovery coursework can be completed online through the district’s partnership with the following summer school/credit recovery virtual program:


    • Educere Credit Recovery 
      • Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021

      • Online Registration Code: 284N9IK5

      • Start Date: Course(s) Start Approx. 7 Days After Receipt of Registration & Payment

      • End Date: August 13, 2021

      • Tuition Costs: Starting as low as $97.50 to $195.00 per Course (Varies by Course)

      • Contact Information:

        • Phone: 866-4EDUCERE (433-8237)

        • Email: Educere Personal Learning Coach Email


     MCST Summer Enrichment Program

    Session I - August 9-12, 2021, 8 am - 1 pm ● Foundations for Success-English

    Session II-August 16-19, 2021, 8 am-1 pm ● Foundations for Success-Algebra I, Algebra II, or Geometry

    Information on summer enrichment can be found HERE.  To REGISTER, click HERE.  Applications are due Friday, July 2nd.


Virtual Drop-In Hours with Your Counselor

Counseling Services

  • Our counseling department is committed to providing support services that promote the social, emotional, and academic growth for all students that sets the foundation for lifelong learning.  We  aim to assist students in  mastering  the developmental tasks to cope with critical life problems encountered during adolescence. A paramount goal of the counseling program is to provide students with experiences, opportunities and 21st century skills that prepare them to become productive members of society. Consistent with these goals, the primary objective of the counseling program is to assist students to:

    • Acquire a realistic understanding of themselves and others.
    • Resolve problems which interfere with learning.
    • Develop positive interpersonal relationships.
    • Become self-directive.
    • Explore career pathways and opportunities for further education, vocational training, and/or employment.
    • Become aware of graduation requirements and their levels of attainment.
    • Maintain proper behavior and facilitate academic growth.

    To assist students in accomplishing these objectives, school counselors, in conjunction with other professionals and parents, perform major functions such as:

    1. Provide individual and/or group counseling programs for all students.
    2. Work cooperatively with teachers, parents, and other important adults in the students’ lives.
    3. Collect information, including standardized test results about individual students, so that the data may be used to help each student benefit as much as possible from the educational program.
    4. Assist students to utilize personal, educational, career, and social materials so that they may learn more about themselves and the environment in which they live.
    5. Provide assistance to students which will enable them, upon leaving Morris County School of Technology, to continue a program of advanced education and/or to enter the world of work.
    6. Keep students informed of graduation requirements and their status in meeting these requirements.

    We welcome your continued support of the counseling program. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


Phone: 973.627.4600 x229


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Psychology MEd Counseling Psychology MA Educational Leadership

Ms. Athena Borzeka


Director of Student Services and Special Education

Phone: 973-627-4600 x221


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Family & Child Studies & Gender Studies, Montclair State University MA in Counseling, Kean University

Ashley Brooks

School Counselor

Phone: 973-627-4600 x220


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Communications, Penn State University MA in Counseling, Montclair State University Certified College Counselor, UCLA

Marisa Dillon

School Counselor

Phone: 973-627-4600 x205


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Psychology, Binghamton University MA in Counseling, Montclair State University

Jennifer Katz

School Counselor

Phone: 973-627-4600 x228


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Psychology, West Virginia University Graduate Licensure, Teaching, William Paterson University MEd, School Counseling, University of Massachusetts

Tracy Amedeo

College & Career Counselor

Phone: 973-627-4600 x269


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Psychology & Literature, Ramapo College MA in Counseling Psychology, New Jersey City University Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) Certified

Steve Ward

Share Time Counselor

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