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The Welcome Address

President’s Message:

It is my honor to serve as the ECSCA President for the 2020-2021 school year. We’re back to school and braced for the challenges of a new normal for school counselors everywhere. As school counselors, we have an innate ability to compartmentalize the stressors and frustrations of the prior year. We create  positive plans to address these. We also develop innovative, data-driven programs, and interventions for students.


This school year, your executive board and I will plan activities, communications that will increase your knowledge and skills as school counselors. In this new normal, we hope to make your membership valuable by providing resources to help you navigate the challenges of virtual/remote learning .We will also provide focused professional development opportunities and advance our professional advocacy and leadership at the local and state levels.


I encourage you to reach out to me or other ECSCA leaders with your questions and

concerns, as we are here to represent all of you. Wishing you all the best for this new school year and we look forward to working with you.

Promoting the leader in us all,

G. Jenkins


Greg Jenkins, President

Essex County School Counselor Association

The Executive Board 

Gregory Jenkins


East Orange School District

Christina Robinson

East Orange School District

Jose Mercado

Newark Public Schools

Marckens Pierre

Nicole Carrano

           Vice President

East Orange School District

Newark Public Schools

Isabelle Ramirez

Belleville Public Schools

Carol Covino

Berkeley College

Fathiyyah Salaam

East Orange School District

Vanessa Ming

East Orange School District

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