The primary goal of the PSST approach is to provide consultation, support, and services to any student identified in need in an effort to keep that child academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally successful in the school setting.  As students attend and graduate from OPRFHS, we would like to see our young people happy, safe, and making progress towards their potential as effective learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.  A vital factor of the PSST effectiveness is the communication among members ensuring that each student receives the services and support (both proactive and reactive) necessary to meet individual needs and to increase the student’s academic success. 

There are five PSS Teams, each consisting of one dean of students, three Guidance Counselors, a Social Worker, the Assistant Principal of Student Services, an RTI Coordinator and a Prevention and Wellness Coordinator social worker as needed.  Teams meet a minimum of once per week and more often as necessary.  With the new office assignments, all PSST members are located in the same areas, improving communication and services related to student success - one team each in rooms 208, 308 and 272 and two teams in room 207.  The PSST works with classroom teachers, parents, administrators, and community resources regarding to student issues.

  PSS TEAM 1
Room 208
PSS TEAM 2
Room 207 (East)
PSS TEAM 3
Room 207 (West)
PSS TEAM 4
Room 308
PSS TEAM 5
Room 272
Dean of Students Jonathan Silver x3725 Jonathan Weintraub
x3731
Alisa Walton x3727 Brian Beyers x3724 Janel Bishop x3726

Deans' Secretary - Barbara Sutton x3503

Counselors
  • Brandi Ambrose
    x3711
  • Meghan Cahill x3716
  • Darryl Hobson x3207
  • Kris Johnson x3714
  • Carolyn Ojikutu x3713
  • Darek Radziszewski x3708
  • Julie Fuentes x3709
  • Pete Nixen x3712
  • Erica White x3710
  • Jacqueline Hanson
    x3705
  • Joe Herbst x3707
  • Thaddeus Sherman
    x3841
  • Heidi Lynch x3715
  • Esteban Medina
    x3718
  • Scott Sponsler x3717
Social Worker Nabiha Calcuttawala x3238 Lisa Makely
x3733
Jonathan Ecker
x3734
Katherine Madock
x3728
Conchita Benson
x3730
Secretary Sally Caicedo x3510 Carin Lucas
x3506
Araceli Enciso x3507 Kim Asbury
x3509
Sharon Martinek x3596
Prevention and Wellness Coordinator
Ginger Colamussi
x3729
Rtl / Reading Intervention Specialist
Kristen McKee
x3308
Registrar and Residency Coordinator
Gabriela Martinez
x3262
Parent Outreach Coordinator
Latonia Jackson
x3008
Registrar
Toula Boznos
x3260 
504 Coordinator
Daniela Lukic Cole
x3608 

The services provided for the school community by all members of the PSST (guidance counselors, deans of students, and Social Workers) address the following:

  • Critical thinking / decision making skills;
  • Conflict resolution;
  • Drugs and Alcohol abuse;
  • Harassment / Bullying prevention and intervention;
  • Student and school behavior interventions;
  • Development and implementation of district policies and procedures;
  • Home visits;
  • Recommendations for suspensions and expulsions;
  • Participating in the identification process for determining eligibility for special education or 504 services;
  • Staff Development;
  • Consultations with faculty and staff  related to topics such as student attendance, behavior, special education, emotional well-being, and physical/mental health;
  • Consultation with parents;
  • Crisis prevention and intervention services;
  • Consultation, referral, and coordination of services for students and families with community agencies and programs (Police, Parenthesis, Health Dept, Youth Services, etc.);
  • Networking with outside/community agencies and resources;
  • Alternative placement of students;
  • Stress reduction & management for students and parents;
  • Student rights & responsibilities / self-advocacy skills.

     

AFTER SCHOOL HOURS…

Teachers, Coaches, Staff, Security, Tutors, etc.:

 If you are dealing with a student in a crisis situation outside of school hours and need assistance, call the Township Crisis Number 708.383.7500, press 0, and say “I need to speak to a family crisis worker” Or call the police (911) and ask  for a juvenile/youth officer.