Greenwich Schools hires new School Counseling Program Coordinator

GREENWICH, CT – Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools, Dr. Toni Jones, recently announced that Michele Iannello has been named School Counseling Program Coordinator, effective September 6.

Iannello replaces Judy Nedell, who recently retired after 22 years with GPS.

Iannello will be responsible for ensuring that enrolled GPS students in grades 6-12 receive appropriate academic counseling services, including curriculum development, career counseling, personal counseling, academic counseling and post-high school planning, the school district said in a news release.

In addition, she will serve as the district’s Section 504 coordinator. Iannello will report directly to the Executive Director of Special Education and Student Support, Dr. Stacey Heiligenthaler.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Iannello join GPS as school board coordinator,” Heiligenthaler said in a press release. “She brings with her extensive experience in providing counseling services to students as well as supporting school counselors and parents in the academic success of students and the success of all students.”

Iannello has been a school counselor for 28 years, most recently at Portland (CT) High School since 2004, where she provided in-depth academic and academic counseling to students and families.

In addition, she provided special education leadership for teachers and staff as an administrator for 504 meetings and served as the administrative representative at planning and placement team meetings.

Iannello began her career as a school counselor in 1994 with Brasher Falls Central School District (NY), then Jamesville-DeWitt High School (NY).

“I am incredibly excited to join Greenwich Public Schools,” Iannello said in a press release. “School counseling has been my passion for nearly 30 years, and I look forward to helping lead such a dynamic and dedicated group of counselors. I look forward to working with such a fantastic group of educators and being part of the amazing community of Greenwich.”

Iannello holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Albany and a master’s degree in education from the College of Saint Rose. She holds the Intermediate Certification in Administration and Supervision (092) from Sacred Heart University.

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