The Wyomissing Area Jr/Sr Counseling Office is located off the front hall of the high school across from the main office. Our guidance office secretary, cheerfully greets students, parents, staff, and visitors to the office. She also sets up appointments for each of the four counselors.

The Wyomissing Area school counselors embrace a comprehensive guidance philosophy that views the students developmentally in personal, academic, social, and career terms. Counselors guide students through career activities for the six-year span which includes guidance class in grade 7, Career Day in grade 8, a trip to the Berks Career and Technology Center in grade 9, a career interview in grade 10, a shadowing day in grade 11, and actual post-graduation planning in grade 12. Students also meet with their counselors throughout the year for a variety of reasons, some initiated by themselves and others from teachers, parents, and other students. The counselors make referrals to outside agencies and professionals whenever necessary.

The Counseling Office is supported by mental health, social services, and drug and alcohol professionals who meet with students based on recommendations made by teachers, IEP teams, the TASAR Team (student assistance), parents, or students themselves. These services are arranged by the school counselors and are provided most times on site with parental permission.

Students have access to DVDs, videos, reference books, catalogues, and applications for colleges, vocational schools, and the armed forces in the Career Center, which is adjacent to the Counseling Office. Students can sign out of their study halls or come before or after school to take advantage of these resources. Counselors meet with students on request as well as at meetings throughout the year. There are two computers in the main office with Internet access for career and post-secondary exploration.

The Counseling Office plays host to college representatives from state, regional, and national colleges, vocational and armed services representatives, and parent and student tutors. Peer Mediation and Student Assistance referral forms, which quickly give access to those support services, can be obtained in the office. There is information regarding standardized testing, SAT I and II and the ACT, and details on how to register for them. Study aids, prep books for AP, ACT, and SAT I and II are available for borrowing.

We invite students and parents to visit the office so that better planning and preparation for high school and beyond can take place. The philosophy of the department is that better decisions are made with more information.
Important Numbers

CEEB Code: 395410
SAT Test Center: 39738
Phone: 610-374-0739, ext. 2126
Counseling Office Staff

David M. Skovera
Counselor, Grades 7 - 9 (A-K)
Phone: (610) 374-0739, ext. 2127
Email: dskovera@wyoarea.org

Regina H. Barletta
Counselor, Grades 7 - 9 (L-Z)
Phone: (610) 374-0739, ext. 2128
Email: rbarletta@wyoarea.org

Kim M. Lally
Counselor, Grades 10 – 12 (A-K)
Phone: (610) 374-0739, ext. 2139
Email: klally@wyoarea.org

Dana Quinlivan
Counselor, Grades 10 - 12 (L-Z)
Phone: (610) 374-0739, ext. 2129
Email: dquinlivan@wyoarea.org

Amber Gockley
Guidance Office Secretary
Phone (610) 374-0739, ext. 2126
Email: agockley@wyoarea.org