Helping Adolescents Cope with Anxiety and School Avoidance

Who We Are

  • The POBMS Guidance Department consists of four counselors.  Each counselor has a different grade.  As counselors, we loop with our students. This means that we stay with our students for all four years.  Looping helps us to build a stronger relationship with our students, since we have four years to get to know one another.


    For the 2022-2023 school year, the counselors are as follows:


    Grade 5        Valerie Zaffers
    Grade 6        Barbara Rusnack
    Grade 7        Laura Ok

    Grade 8        Irene Petrsoric



    We look forward to working with you.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at (516) 434-3319


    Laurie B. Lynn

    Director of Guidance
    (516) 434-3150