About Us

Lisa McMorrow

Director of Counseling 

Schedule an appointment: calendly.com/lmcmorrow
Email: lmcmorrow@ndpsaints.org 
Phone: (480) 634-8240 

Caseload by student last name: 
12th grade: A-D & K-La 
11th grade: A-D 
10th grade: A-D 

Also contact for: 
NCAA/NAIA 
Scoir 
AP testing 

About:
House: St Sebastian 
Employed at NDP: 2016
Degree(s): B.S., Animal Heath Sciences, University of Arizona 
M.Ed., School Counseling, Northern Arizona University 

Liz Barnes

Counselor

Schedule an appointment: calendly.com/ebarnes2
Email: ebarnes@ndpsaints.org 
Phone: (480) 634-8223

Caseload by student last name: 
12th grade: Mi-Z 
11th grade: R-Z
10th grade: R-Z
9th grade: St Thomas Aquinas

Also contact for: 
Boys/Girls State
CLT testing

About:
House: St Blaise
Employed at NDP: 2018
Degree(s): B.A., Psychology, University of Oklahoma
M.A.Ed., Educational Counseling, University of Phoenix

Lindsay Cusano

Administrative Assistant

Email: lcusano@ndpsaints.org 
Phone: (480) 634-8239

Also contact for: 
College Visits

About:
House: St Valentine
Employed at NDP: 2021
Degree(s): B.A., Risk Management and Insurance, University of Mississippi

Deanna Duermit

Counselor

Schedule an appointment: calendly.com/dduermit
Email: dduermit@ndpsaints.org 
Phone: (480) 634-8242 

Caseload by student last name: 
12th grade: E-J & Le-Me 
11th grade: E-J 
10th grade: E-J & St Thomas Aquinas

Also contact for: 
Dual Enrollment
College Application Boot Camp
PSAT testing

About:
House: St Maximillian 
Employed at NDP: 2016
Degree(s): B.A., Psychology, Loyola Marymount University 
M.Ed., School Counseling, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Lisa Lopez

Counselor

Schedule an appointment: calendly.com/llopez-3
Email: llopez@ndpsaints.org 
Phone: (480) 634-8230

Caseload by student last name: 
9th grade: A-J & R-Z

Also contact for: 
Summer Opportunities

About:
House: St Patrick
Employed at NDP: 2014
Degree(s): B.A., Education, Arizona State University
M.Ed., Education, Arizona State University
M.C., Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University


 

Cal Beneze

Counselor

Schedule an appointment: calendly.com/rbeneze
Email: rbeneze@ndpsaints.org 
Phone: (480) 634-8215

Caseload by student last name: 
11th grade: K-Q
10th grade: K-Q
9th grade: K-Q

Also contact for: 
CollegeBoard/ACT
Test prep
Practice ACT
Scholarships

About:
House: St Ignatius
Employed at NDP: 2021
Degree(s): B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
M.Ed, School Counseling, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

NDP Counseling Curriculum

Here is a timeline of events over the next 4 years when counselors will be meeting with students and parents. We may be calling students to the counseling office additional times. Students and parents are welcome to make an appointment at any point throughout the year.  **Curriculum is subject to change due to Covid19**

9th Grade Fall
- Freshman Parent Night
- Presentation in freshman classrooms regarding academics, college planning, and personal/social readiness
- Small group student meetings with assigned counselor for an introduction and to check in

 9th Grade Spring
- Presentation in all classrooms regarding course registration for next year
- Individual student meetings to review credits and courses to take sophomore year

10th Grade Fall
- Presentation in sophomore classrooms regarding the PSAT
- Individual student meetings with assigned counselor for an introduction and to check in  

10th Grade Spring
- Presentation in all classrooms regarding course registration for next year
- Presentation in sophomore classrooms regarding academics, college planning, and personal/social readiness
- Individual student meetings to review PSAT scores and courses to take junior year

 11th Grade Fall
- Presentation in junior classrooms regarding the PSAT
- Individual student meetings to check in

11th Grade Spring
- Junior parent night: “College 101”
- Presentation in all classrooms regarding course registration for next year
- Presentation in junior classrooms regarding the college application process
- Individual parent/student meetings for college planning

12th Grade Fall
- Presentation in senior classrooms regarding the college application process
- Individual parent/student meetings for college planning

12th Grade Spring
- Senior Awards Night
- Individual student meetings for final check-in