Welcome to the
Hillside Elementary SchoolSchool Counseling Department
We're so happy to be a part of this amazing Hillside family! We're excited to be a part of another wonderful school year.
This is Mrs. Cali's 4th year at Hillside! As your counselors, we are always here to help you with problems as well as share in the joy of your successes.Mrs. Cali is the counselor for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.Counselors will be teaching classroom school counseling lessons every other week. Lessons begin in September and continue for the entire school year. All lessons are based on the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model and focus on three domains; academic success, career readiness and personal/social development.Ms. Wiernik
Ms. Wiernik is excited to join the Hillside Elementary School family and work with this year’s third, fourth and fifth graders! This is Ms. Wiernik’s third year as a school counselor and her first year at Hillside.
After a career in broadcast news in New York, covering stories about education programs and policies, Ms. Wiernik decided to devote her talents to working with students in schools and helping put those programs into action. Ms. Wiernik began this second career in Connecticut working with Special Education students.
Ms. Wiernik is most excited about helping students discover opportunities to make themselves proud and to think creatively about their own unique futures. Dream big, Hawks!
When she’s not reading about ways to support student success, Ms. Wiernik relishes crossword puzzles and solving the mystery before she gets to the end of the book. And as often as she can, she travels!
Ms. Wiernik has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Master of Education with a concentration in School Counseling.