About Us

Meet Our Amazing Counselors

Lisa McMorrow

Lisa McMorrow

Titles: Director of Counseling - St. George House, Class of 2023 (A-D), STA Cohort 2026
Degrees: B.S., Animal Heath Sciences, University of Arizona
M.Ed., School Counseling, Northern Arizona University
Email:
Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes

Titles: Counselor - St. Blaise House, Class of 2023 (R-Z), STA Cohort 2025
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, University of Oklahoma
M.A.Ed., Educational Counseling, University of Phoenix
Email:
Cal Beneze

Cal Beneze

Titles: Counselor - St. Ignatius House, Class of 2023 (K-Q)
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
M.Ed, School Counseling, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email:
Kelly Benitez

Kelly Benitez

Titles: Counselor - St. Teresa House, St. Francis House (A-F)
Degrees: B.A., Theology, College of St. Benedict 2015
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Mount Saint Mary's University 2020
Email:
Lindsay Cusano

Lindsay Cusano

Titles: Administrative Assistant for Counseling Department, College Visit Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., Risk Management and Insurance, University of Mississippi
Email:
Deanna Larson (Duermit)

Deanna Larson (Duermit)

Titles: Counselor - St. Michael House, Class of 2023 (E-J), STA Cohort 2024
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, Loyola Marymount University
M.Ed., School Counseling, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Email:
Paige Peters

Paige Peters

Titles: Counselor - St. Maximilian Kolbe House, St. Francis House (G-O)
Degrees: B.S., Recreation Therapy, Winona State University 2016
M.S., Psychology, Grand Canyon University 2020
Email:
Twila Walker

Twila Walker

Titles: Counselor - St. Patrick House, St. Francis House (P-Z)
Degrees: B.S., Corporate Communications, Point Park University 2004
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Point Park University
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Chatham University
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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
- 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