Ms. Tess Pastor, Wanaque School Counselor

    973-835-8200 ext. 2219

    Ms.Tess Pastor has been a School Counselor since March of 2017 in another K-8 School District.  She has a Master's degree in School Counseling which she received from Fairfield University, and has a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. Ms. Pastor has a passion for helping students reach their fullest potential. At Wanaque Elementary School the School Counseling department supports students in the following areas:


    -Developing positive attitudes among students toward self, family and the community

    -Counseling students individually and in groups

    -Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as making healthy decisions, resolving conflicts, and respecting others

    -Supporting students by teaching skills for achieving success

    -Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers that may impede student achievement


    Give Students Support with:

    -Developing a better understanding and acceptance of themselves

    -Family changes

    -Decision making and problem solving skills

    -Social and emotional development, to mature their relationships with others


    Support Parents and Staff by:

    -Understanding and meeting the needs of all students in intellectual, personal, social and emotional areas

    -Helping parents and teachers create a positive learning environment