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Counseling Resources Available Today/This Weekend: 11/19/21

Dear RCSD Community,

In the wake of the tragic loss of one of our students, we recognize that there may be a number of students, families, faculty, and staff who are in need of grief counseling and/or support over the weekend. Counselors and psychologists will be available to meet in person at Rye High School tonight (Friday) until 7:00 p.m. Please use the main entrance after school hours. Should you prefer to speak to a counselor over the phone, please call 914-967-6100, ext. 6000. All interactions with counselors will be kept private and confidential.

Counselors will also be in attendance at tonight’s away varsity football game at Middletown. To locate a counselor at the event, please speak with Dr. Byrne, Athletic Director Susan Reid Dullea, or Assistant Principal Bobby Zegarelli.

On Saturday and Sunday, counselors will be available from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Rye High School media center. The same number noted above will be monitored for telecounseling if that is preferred.

Below are a number of online resources that may be helpful:

Several area organizations deal specifically with grieving:

The Bereavement Center of Westchester

The Family Centers in Greenwich Kids

Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us if you need assistance or know someone who does. We are here to help.


The RCSD psychologists, social workers, and counselors:

Robert Schechter, RHS School Psychologist:
Marisa Cuomo, RHS School Psychologist:
Erika Richardson, RHS ESS Mental Health Counselor:
Corina Manders, ESS Mental Health Counselor at RMS:
Erin Hyle, RMS School Psychologist:
Natalie Spina, RMS School Psychologist:
Andrea Meranda, ESS Elementary Mental Health Counselor:
Dr. Anat Mor, Midland School Psychologist:
Joanna Diaco, Milton School Psychologist:
Concettina Pizzuti, Osborn School Psychologist:

Sandy Degenhardt, RHS Social Worker:
Peter Green, RMS Social Worker:

Megan Bradley, RHS Counselor:
Charles Cipriano, RHS Counselor:
Jaime Condon, RHS Counselor:
Jennifer Herwick, RHS Counselor:
James O'Hara, RHS Director of Counseling:
Garrett Renner, RHS Counselor:
Vanessa Caine, RMS Counselor, Grade 6:
Dina Farewell, RMS Counselor, Grade 7:
Robert Villanova, RMS Counselor, Grade 8:
Rosemarie Bracciodieta, Elementary Guidance Counselor: