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School Counseling

Every Gulliver student is connected intentionally to a constellation of adults, and none is more central in students’ lives than our counselors. School counselors are assigned to each student from the moment they arrive in both the Middle and Upper School, and they support every student with a focus on academic progress, social and emotional health, and student well-being. Our school counselors, college counselors, faculty advisors, and teachers work together to share insights about each student’s progress. These relationships are meant both to foster deep connections, and to help each student take unique advantage of the myriad of opportunities for growth at our school.

College Counseling

Upper School College Counselors support student academic progress from early on in their careers in the Upper School, and take a primary academic advising role beginning during the tenth grade. Getting to know students and families before the college process begins in earnest yields the most impactful relationships, the most authentically individualized academic counseling for each student, the deepest advocacy, and ultimately the best fit when it comes to college applications and outcomes. While a school’s college matriculation list can mean different things to different people, to us the outstanding admissions our students earn each year are a testament to the unique opportunities they have at our school, and to the relationships that encourage our students to make the most of them.

Faculty Advisory

Each Gulliver student in grades 5-12 also has a Faculty Advisor who meets regularly with groups of ten or so students, all of the same grade. Grades 9 and 10 advisories also have students who serve as mentors from grades 11 and 12 in their groups. Faculty Advisors do some formal programming related to social and emotional well-being during their meeting times with their groups, and also have time set aside for more informal discussion about adjusting to school, events impacting school life, and whatever else may be affecting students’ experiences. Faculty Advisors are an important, regular set of eyes on each student during these critical years. They will often become a trusted sounding board for their students, and will collaborate with school counselors and college counselors to ensure student needs are identified and met.

Test Prep

Gulliver proudly partners with Revolution Prep to provide school-sponsored SAT and ACT preparation for grades 10 and 11. We are committed to providing high-quality test preparation for each student with the best tutors available, in ways that complement their schoolwork without overwhelming their schedules.

All 10th graders are offered tutoring in SAT and ACT Fundamentals, and 11th graders will prepare to take the SAT or ACT. Students have three scheduling options, the cost of which is fully covered by Gulliver: 

  • A 24-hour online group course offered during evening and weekend hours 
  • Six one-on-one private online tutoring hours 
  • The option to opt out (only recommended if a student is doing extensive preparation for the SAT or ACT already and does not want to take the additional time)
Dr. Jacque Blue

Dr. Jacque Blue

Middle School Counselor

Bachelor of science from Tulane University, major in Psychology; Master of Science degree in education from the University of Miami, major in marriage and family therapy; Ph.D. from the University of Miami; major in counseling psychology

State of Florida Licensed Psychologist

305.665.3593 ext. 3366

Michele Noblet

Michele Noblet

Middle School Counselor

Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Bonaventure University, major in psychology; Master of Science in education from Saint Bonaventure University, major in counselor education – school counseling

Certification: State of Florida – Guidance K-12

305.665.3593 ext. 3373

Caryn London

Caryn London

Middle School Counselor

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami, major in sociology; Master of Science in education from Florida International University, major in counselor education – school counseling

Certification: State of Florida – Guidance PreK-12

305.665.3593 ext. 3304

Shelley Roy

Shelley Roy

Middle School Counselor

Bachelor of Science from St. Cloud State University, major in elementary education, minor in mathematics; Master of Arts in education from Hamline University, emphasis in psychology and adult education. Senior faculty member of International Association for Applied Control Theory.

Certification: State of Florida – K-6 Teaching

305.665.3593 ext. 3295

Peter Olrich

Peter Olrich

Upper School Director of School & College Counseling

Bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Harvard University; MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

305.666.7937 ext. 1115

Connie Papazickos Ernsberger

Connie Papazickos Ernsberger ’87

Upper School Associate Director of College Counseling

Bachelor of Arts from Washington and Lee University, major in biology/psychology; Master of Arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, major in guidance and counseling

Certification: State of Florida – Guidance and Counseling (K-12)

305.666.7937 ext. 1405

Jessie Bayag

Jessie Bayag

Upper School College Counselor

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, major in psychology; Master of Education from the University of New Hampshire

Certification: State of Florida, State of New Hampshire – Guidance Counselor K-12

305.666.7937 ext. 1441

Marlyne DeLima

Marlyne DeLima

Upper School School Counselor

Bachelor’s degree in English from Florida International University; Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Florida International University

Licensed Mental Health Counselor: State of Florida (#MH10439)

305.666.7937 ext. 1466

Yasmin McGinnis

Yasmin McGinnis

Upper School College Counselor

Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross; Master’s degree from Boston College

305.666.7937 ext. 1503

Gabriela McLeod

Gabriela McLeod

Upper School College Counselor

Bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations, from the University of Central Florida; Master’s degree in government and politics from Saint John’s University

305.666.7937 ext. 1590

Dr. Adriana Restrepo Muñoz ’87

Dr. Adriana Restrepo Muñoz ’87

Upper School School Counselor

Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, major in psychology; Master of Science and Specialist in Education from Florida State University, major in counseling and human systems; Ph.D from the University of Miami, major in counseling psychology

305.666.7937 ext. 1493

Michele Richardson de Ahlers

Michele Richardson de Ahlers

Upper School College Counselor

Bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy/psychology from Clemson University; Master’s degree in education from Framingham State University

Certification: International School Counselor (Lehigh University); College Counseling (UCLA)

305.666.7937 ext. 1493

Renee McEachern-Ciattoni

Renee McEachern-Ciattoni

Upper School Miller Director of School & College Counseling

Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University, major in English with emphasis in creative writing; Master of Science from Florida International University, major in counselor education with dual track in mental health and school counseling

Certification: State of Florida – Guidance Counselor K-12

305.274.9535 ext. 4307

Sarah Compel

Sarah Compel

School and College Counselor

Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University, major in psychology; Master of Science from Northeastern University, major in school counseling

Certification: State of Florida, State of Missouri — Guidance Counselor K-12; Exceptional Student Education

305.274.9535 ext. 4304

Gina Pelaez Celic

Gina Pelaez Celic

School and College Counselor

Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College; Master’s degree in education from the University of Miami.

305.274.9535 ext. 4305

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