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Welcome Message

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President’s Welcome Message

Greetings!  Welcome to the 2021- 2022 school year. These past 18 months have taught us (and everyone else) that our work has layers.  We have all faced some sort of adversity, whether professionally or personally, yet here we are.  We are a resilient group and this pandemic has highlighted the importance of our profession.  It has been a privilege to have worked alongside the best counselors, learn new and innovative ways to reach our students, and revise what best-practices may look like during a pandemic. 

While we did not have a traditional opening to school, we are back and our students need us.  Our association has many events planned for this school year and I encourage you all to attend as many as possible.  We also encourage you to invite other county counselors to join our association. 

Our first event was a “Meet and Greet” that took place on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Calandra’s Village in Caldwell.  It was nice to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones.  Our first general meeting was hosted by Berkeley College on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at Bella Napoli in Bloomfield, NJ.  

The tentative dates for the remainder pf the year’s events are:

December 8, 2021

March 9, 2022

May 18, 2022

Counselors for the Community - We will be following in Greg Jenkins', ECSCA Past President, footsteps and continuing with Counselors for the Community. Each month we ask that each member bring an item to be donated to a non-profit facility in need.


Everyone is encouraged you to join our association here and attend our meetings this year.  We look forward to collaborating and exchanging ideas with each other throughout the year.


Wishing you all a safe, productive and meaningful school year.




Isabelle Ramirez, President

2020 Essex County Counselor of the County

The Executive Board 

Isabelle Ramirez


Belleville Public School District

Sari Greggs


Irvington School District

Christina Robinson

           Vice President

East Orange School District

Marckens Pierre

Web Master and Secretary 

East Orange School District 

Yolande Fleming

Event Coordinator 

South Orange Maplewood School District

Carol Covino

Post Secondary Liaison

Berkeley College

Gregory Jenkins 

Immediate Past President 

East Orange School District