Guidance Staff


Counseling is a process of helping students by assisting them in making decisions and changing behavior.  School counselors work with all students, school staff, families, and members of the community as an integral part of the education program.  School counseling programs promote school success through a focus on: academic achievement; prevention and intervention activities; advocacy; and social, emotional, and career development.                                       

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)  


West Deptford High School guidance counselors are certified, specially trained professionals who work in conjunction with faculty, administrators, and outside service-providers to promote student learning.   

Students are assigned to a specific counselor at the beginning of their freshman year.  The name of their counselor will appear at the bottom of their schedule.  This counselor will follow them throughout their years at WDHS.  Students may participate in guidance services on an individual basis as well as in small and large groups. 

Students can make appointments to see their counselors by completing an appointment request form in the guidance office. Parents are also welcome to meet with their child's counselor.  Please call the guidance office to set up an appointment. Counselors can also be reached by email.  Simply click on the counselor’s name below.

Guidance Counselors


 Ellen Quindlen
Dept. Chairperson
ex. 2227
Rachel Jones
ex. 2226 
 Erin Canna
ex. 2228
Nicole Bonzella
ex. 2231 
April Sanford
ex. 2232 
[email protected]


April Sanford is our Student Assistance Counselor. While her expertise is in drug/alcohol counseling and prevention, she is available to help students with any difficulties they may be experiencing which are adversely affecting their school success.

Guidance Office Staff

The guidance team is supported by our Administrative Assistant, Julie Persicketti.

 Julie Persicketti  - ex. 2230

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