Counseling Department

Our caring counseling staff is here to guide students through their high school years by providing academic counseling, college and career planning and social/emotional support. 

Our goal is to support each student’s individual and social development, guide them through challenging academic and college preparatory classes, and encourage them to reflect upon God's plan for their future.


WE'VE MOVED! The counseling department is now located in the first floor of the 800 building (the former COMM).


Save the Date! PSAT Testing Day is Tuesday, October 25th.
Who: Sophomores and Juniors only. Freshmen and Seniors will not come to campus on this day; they will have an opportunity to have a day of Christian Service. 
When: Tuesday, October 25th from 8:00am to approximately 12:00pm. Note: this is an early release day and students will be dismissed from campus once testing is completed.
Where: NDP campus. Room assignments will be communicated prior to the testing date.
Why: This is an important opportunity to be exposed to the content on these standardized tests. Juniors will have a chance to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

More details to follow in the upcoming weeks!


If you missed freshmen parent night on 9/13, we provided the PowerPoint under the "Academics" tab. Counselors will be in the freshmen classrooms to give a similar presentation to students, and to distribute any leftover Freshmen 101 booklets.

scc Dual Enrollment Deadlines

  • October 2 - Deadline to pay tuition

Eugene M. Sweeney, Ph.D.
(480) 634-8201 

Tracey Heisler, M.Ed.
Assistant Principal for Student Learning
(480) 634-8362 

Lisa McMorrow, M.Ed.
Director of Counseling
St. George House
Class of 2023 (A - D)
STA Cohort 2026 
(480) 634-8240

Deanna (Duermit) Larson, M.Ed.
St. Michael House
Class of 2023 (E - J)
STA Cohort 2024 
(480) 634-8242

Liz Barnes, M.A.Ed.
St. Blaise House
Class of 2023 (R - Z)
STA Cohort 2025 
(480) 634-8223

Cal Beneze, M.Ed.
St. Ignatius House
Class of 2023 (K - Q) 
(480) 634-8215

Kelly Benitez, M.S.
St. Teresa House 
St. Francis House (A - F)
(480) 634-8219
Paige Peters, M.S.
St. Maximilian Kolbe House 
St. Francis House (G - O)
(480) 634-8220
Twila Walker, M.A., M.S.
St. Patrick House 
St. Francis House (P - Z)
(480) 634-8217

Lindsay Cusano
Administrative Assistant
College Visit Coordinator 
(480) 634-8239