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									                                    Meet Our Counselors
John Cocuzza – Supervisor of Guidance
Mr. John Cocuzza was an Industrial Arts teacher for ten years prior to moving into the Guidance
Department in 1996. He has been at Oakcrest High School for the past 21 years. He earned his Bachelor
of Science Degree at The College of New Jersey and his Masters Degree in Student Personnel Services at
Rowan University. Mr. Cocuzza also served as a baseball coach for 12 years while at Oakcrest. In 1993
he was recognized as Oakcrest High School’s “Teacher of the Year”. Mr. Cocuzza served as project
manager for our district’s K-12 Guidance curriculum which was currently recognized as a model program
in the state of New Jersey. He enjoys the student body, faculty and supportive school community that can
be found at Oakcrest High School. On a personal note, Mr. Cocuzza currently serves as a youth league
coach in his community. He is a big New York Mets and Jets fan, and looks forward to spending time
with his wife Kathi and son Anthony.

E-Mail Address:       JCocuzza@geh.nj.k12us.com

Mary Alvarado – Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Mary Alvarado is a graduate of Villanova University with a Masters Degree in Human Relations and
Counseling. She earned her undergraduate degree at Rowan University in Spanish and Business. Mrs.
Alvarado is also a graduate of Oakcrest High School. Mrs. Alvarado was a Spanish Teacher at the Egg
Harbor Township Middle and Elementary School, she also was a Middle School counselor at the
Northfield Community School. Prior to her teaching career, Mrs. Alvarado spent eighteen years in the
casino industry. Mrs. Alvarado is very involved in her church, enjoys working with students and is an
avid jogger.

E-Mail Address:          Malvarado@geh.nj.k12us.com

Donna Brosh- Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Brosh holds a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and secondary education from Rowan
University. She also played basketball at Rowan and served as a Resident Assistant (RA). Mrs. Brosh
taught mathematics at Millville Senior High School for ten years. While at MSHS she served as the
girls’head basketball and soccer coach. Her Thunderbolts soccer team won the conference and league
championships in 2005 and earned Brosh “Coach of the Year”and “Team of the Year”honors. In 2005
Mrs. Brosh completed her master’s degree in school counseling at Wilmington College in Delaware Mrs.
Brosh is honored to be a part of the Oakcrest family and enjoys assisting each student grow as an
individual on personal/social, academic, and vocational levels. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports
and loves to watch college basketball. However, her favorite pastime is traveling and spending time with
her awesome sons, Drew and Brett, and supportive husband, Mike.

E-Mail Address:       Dbrosh@geh.nj.k12us.com

Karen Cavalieri- Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Karen Cavalieri began her career in education in 1998 at the Ventnor Middle School where she
taught various grades and subjects. Her favorite experience was teaching eighth grade social studies. Mrs.
Cavalieri enjoyed coaching basketball and softball and advised both student council and the yearbook
committee while in Ventnor. She graduated from Rowan University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Psychology after playing basketball for the Lady Profs. Mrs. Cavalieri completed her Master’s
Degree in Student Personnel Services at Rowan University in 2006 and came to Oakcrest in the fall of
2007. She is also the advisor of the OHS Interact Club which is a community service organization. Mrs.
Cavalieri is a huge sports fan, loves to cook and read, and spends most of her free time outdoors with her
husband and two sons, Dino and Domenic.

E-Mail Address:       Kcavalieri@geh.nj.k12us.com
Janine Jones- Guidance Counselor
Ms. Janine Jones is a graduate of Rowan University with a Masters Degree in Student Personnel
Services/Counseling in Educational Settings. She earned her Bachelors Degree at Rowan University in
Communications (Radio/Television and Film). Before she began her career as a counselor at Oakcrest
High School in 2007, Ms. Jones spent 5 years in the entertainment industry working on tv/movie
productions and serving as Director of New Talent Development for a casting agency before she pursued
her career in education. Ms. Jones taught SAT/College Prep and Communications (Mass Media) at
Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, NJ and also coached the Girls Track Team. Ms. Jones is a
member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is devoted member of her church. She is very active in
her community and loves working with students in helping them achieve their goals.

E-Mail Address:       Jjones@geh.nj.k12us.com

Lisa Piechoski – Guidance Counselor
Ms. Lisa Piechoski began her career as a counselor when she joined the Oakcrest Guidance Team in
January 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Delaware and her
Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University. Before coming to Oakcrest, Ms.
Piechoski taught Science to eighth grade students and helped coach both cheerleading and swimming.
She truly enjoys working with young people and loves working at the high school level. In her free time,
Ms. Piechoski enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and running with her dog Jack.

E-Mail Address :      LPiechoski@geh.nj.k12.us.com

Amy Salcedo – Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Amy Salcedo has been employed at Oakcrest High School since 1995 and is thrilled to be a member
of the Oakcrest Guidance Team. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree from Rowan
University. She holds certifications in English, Speech Arts & Dramatics, and Student Personnel
Services. Mrs. Salcedo spent seven years teaching English, Drama, and Media at Oakcrest and was
recognized as the 2001 Oakcrest High School’s “Teacher of the Year”. Mrs. Salcedo’s real passion is
choreography and enjoys working for the Ritz Theatre Company. Amy and her husband John enjoy
traveling, Chinese food, sports, and the theatre. However, they treasure spending time with their son
Justin, twin daughters Ashley and Mia, and yellow lab Jessie.

E-Mail Address:       ASalcedo@geh.nj.k12us.com

Kim Raymond – Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Raymond has twelve years of experience in education. After teaching writing for one year at
Glassboro Intermediate School and for four years at Buena Regional High School, she worked as a
Guidance Counselor for Absecon Schools. Mrs. Raymond started her counseling tenure at Oakcrest High
School in October of 2001. A Penn State graduate with a degree in English, Mrs. Raymond also attended
Rowan University to receive her Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Services. In addition to her career
in education, Mrs. Raymond has written for the Press of Atlantic City, the Haworth Society, and the
public relations agency, Writing Solutions. Recently, Mrs. Raymond also took over the editing of the
guidance newsletter, the Falcon Guide. Mrs. Raymond lives here in Mays Landing with her two
daughters. She looks forward to working with her students and assisting them in reaching their goals.

E-Mail Address:       KRaymond@geh.nj.k12us.com

                Class + Pride + Dedication = Oakcrest Guidance Department

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