School Counseling

Every Gulliver student is connected intentionally to a constellation of adults. Students in our Primary and Lower School (grades PK-4) are supported throughout the early years of their Gulliver journey by a counselor skilled in understanding the developmental, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of a younger child. Individual school counselors are then 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 advantage of opportunities for growth at Gulliver Prep.

Student doing work at desk.

Academic Advising
& 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 in the second semester of 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.

Students at senior sendoff.

Faculty Advisory

Each Gulliver student in grades 5-12 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 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.

Guidance counselor advising a student.

Standardized Test Prep

Gulliver partners with Revolution Prep to provide school-sponsored SAT and ACT preparation for students in 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 two 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 
Guidance counselor with students.

Primary and Lower School

Laura Sharp

Primary and Lower School Counselor

Bachelor of Arts University of South Florida, major in Elementary Education; Masters Degree in Counselor’s Education from Florida International University.

Licensed: State of Florida Licensed in Mental Health Counseling
Certification:  Board Certified National Counselor

305.665.3593 ext 3574

Middle School

Doris F. Gonzalez

Middle School Counselor

Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University, major in psychology; Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Nova Southeastern University.

State of Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

305.665.3593 ext. 3366

Maddy Hegarty

Middle School Counselor, EDGE Program

Bachelor of Social Work from Florida State University. Master of Social Work, Clinical/Mental Healthcare from Boston College.

Licensed: State of Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker

305.665.3593 ext 5228

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

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

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

Bernadette Condesso

UPPER SCHOOL DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL & COLLEGE COUNSELING

B.A. in History, St. Peter’s College

M.A. in Near Eastern Studies, New York University

MAT in Secondary Education – Social Studies, SUNY New Paltz

Email: bcondesso@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305.666.7937, ext. 1115

Chuckie Carver

UPPER SCHOOL COLLEGE COUNSELOR

B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science, The University of North Carolina

M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Vanderbilt University

Certification: College Counseling (UCLA), in progress

Email: ccarver@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305.666.7937, ext. 1441

Connie Papazickos Ernsberger ’87

UPPER SCHOOL COLLEGE COUNSELOR & ACADEMIC ADVISING COORDINATOR 

B.A. in Biology/Psychology, Washington and Lee University

M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

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

Email: cernsberger@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305.666.7937, ext. 1405

Nichelle Haymore

UPPER SCHOOL COLLEGE COUNSELOR

B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Prairie View A & M University

M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, Prairie View A & M University

M.Ed. in Leadership, University of Texas at Tyler

Email: nhaymore@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305.666.7937, ext. 1509

Jacqueline Horowitz

UPPER SCHOOL COLLEGE COUNSELOR

B.S. in Communication Studies and Spanish, Minor in Education, University of Miami

M.S. in Higher Education Administration, Florida International University

Graduate Certificate: Public Administration, Florida International University

Graduate Certificate: Human Resource Management, Florida International University

Email: jhorowitz@gulliverprep.org

Tel:305-666-7931, ext. 1424

Ricardo Maisonneuve

UPPER SCHOOL COLLEGE COUNSELOR

B.A. in Multimedia Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies, Florida Atlantic University

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, American University

Email: rmaisonneuve@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305-666-7937, ext. 1695

Yasmin McGinnis

UPPER SCHOOL COLLEGE COUNSELOR

B.S., The College of the Holy Cross

M.A., Boston College

Email: ymcginnis@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305.666.7937 ext. 1503

Gina Pelaez

UPPER SCHOOL COLLEGE COUNSELOR

B.A. in Psychology, Boston College

M.Ed. The University of Miami.

Email: gpelaez@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305-666-7937, ext. 4305

Michele Richardson de Ahlers

UPPER SCHOOL COLLEGE COUNSELOR

B.A. in Recreational Therapy & Psychology, Clemson University

M.Ed. Framingham State University

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

Email: mrichardson@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305-666-7937, ext. 1580

Sarah Compel

UPPER SCHOOL GRADE 9-10 ACADEMIC ADVISOR

B.A. in Psychology, Southern Methodist University

M.S. in School Counseling, Northeastern University

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

Email: scompel@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305-666-7937, ext. 4304

Karen Cateriano

UPPER SCHOOL GRADE 9-10 ACADEMIC ADVISOR

B.S. in Biology, Minor in Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

M.A. in Public Health, Barry University

Email: kcateriano@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305-666-7937, ext. 1514

Marlyne DeLima

UPPER SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH AND SCHOOL COUNSELOR

B.A. in English, Florida International University

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, Florida International University

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

Email: mdelima@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305.666.7937, ext. 1466

Renee McEachern-Ciattoni

UPPER SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH AND SCHOOL COUNSELOR

B.A. in English with Emphasis in Creative Writing, Florida State University

M.S.in Counselor Education & Mental Health and School Counseling, Florida International University

Certification: State of Florida – Guidance Counselor K-12

Email: rmceachern@gulliverprep.org

Tel: 305.274.9535, ext. 4307

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