Michele Iannello appointed School Counseling Program Coordinator, replacing Judy Nedell

Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced on Monday that Michele Iannello has been appointed School Counseling Program Coordinator, effective September 6.

Iannello replaces Judy Nedell, who recently retired after 22 years of dedicated service to Greenwich Schools.

Michele Ianello

Ms. Iannello will be responsible for ensuring that Greenwich Public Schools students enrolled in Years 6-12 receive appropriate academic guidance services, including curriculum development, career counselling, personal counselling, academic counseling and post-high school planning. 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, Stacey Heiligenthaler.

“We are thrilled that Ms. Iannello is joining GPS as school board coordinator,” Dr. Heiligenthaler said in a statement. “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.”

Ms. Iannello has been a school counselor for 28 years, most recently at Portland High School (CT) since 2004, where she provided in-depth academic and academic counseling to students and families. Additionally, 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,” said Iannello. “School counseling has been my passion for nearly 30 years, and I look forward to helping lead such a dynamic and dedicated group of counsellors. 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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