Welcome to CCTEC’s Guidance homepage. The Guidance Department is an integral part of the district’s educational program. Counseling and/or other related services are available to aid students in making informed and responsible decisions concerning life’s many choices – personal, educational, and career/vocational.


David Biaselli, Assistant Principal, Student Services, ext. 3102

Marysol Suppi, Secretary for Student Services,, ext. 3202

Kathryn Fransko, School Psychologist, ext 3301 - Child Study Team

Chuck Oldknow, Social Worker, ext. 3302 - McKinney-Vento Act Coordinator, CCTEC liaison to the military, Acenda Services Coordinator, Big Brothers/Big Sisters liaison, I&RS Chair, 504 Coordinator

Arielle Bruno, Guidance Counselor, ext.- I&RS Team, Social and Emotional Programs Coordinator

Sharon Gates, School Counselor, ext. 3303 - Case load includes all students in the Cosmetology and Culinary programs

Sue Hickey, School Counselor, ext. 3206 - Case load includes all students in the Engineering program and Law Enforcement programs

Ryan Suppi, School Counselor, ext. 3332 - Case load includes our Construction Trades, Welding, and Auto-Technology programs  

Lauren Daigle, School Counselor, ext. -3306 Case load includes our IT and Studio Production programs

Lauren Loughlin, School Counselor, ext.- Case load includes Health Sciences and Medicine programs.  

Lauren Sherma, School Counselor, ext. 3304 - School Testing Coordinator and SAC

Lauren Muffley, School Counselor, ext. 3305 - Early College High School Coordinator

Anthony Bermudez, College and Career Pathways Instructor,  ext. 3209 - School to Work Coordinator

Academic Advisement

Students have the opportunity to request an individual appointment with their counselor by completing a form they can obtain from their homeroom teachers. Counselors are also available to answer parents’ questions concerning their child via email or phone.  Counselors meet with students on a regular basis to monitor their attendance and academic progress. They also assist students with information regarding careers, college, and technical training so that our students can achieve their future goals.  Counselors are available to assist students with their college search. By their junior year, students should be researching and, if possible, visiting technical schools and/or colleges.  

Resources to help develop your College and Career plan.  

  1. Naviance - All students will be provided with a Naviance account to assist them in their college and career search.  Through Naviance, students will be able to register for college visits, schedule appointments with college representatives, and submit their college application.  They will also be able to research colleges and trade schools that meet their interest and career goals.  
  2. CollegeBoard - All students are encouraged to sign-up for a CollegeBoard account by going to and clicking "sign up."  Students will need to enter profile information and establish a secure username and password.  They should identify their school as Cumberland County Technical Education Center.  There are many benefits of having a CollegeBoard account.  Listed below are just a few of the benefits.  
    1. Prepare for the PSAT through practice tests
    2. Register for the SAT
    3. Prepare for SAT through free test preparation - Khan Academy
    4. Access to PSAT, SAT, and AP scores
    5. Search for college scholarships
    6. Complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile
    7. Access to Net Price Calculator  

School Counts!

The School Counts! program provides two-year Cumberland County College tuition scholarships to county residents who earn four consecutive School Counts! certificates from participating high schools. In order to earn a School Counts! certificate, students must:

  • have an exemplary attendance record by not exceeding 12 absences 
  • have achieved a higher-than-average GPA in maintaining a “C” or better in all courses
  • have successfully completed Algebra I; and
  • be scheduled to graduate from high school on time.

Child Study Team

A wide variety of special education program options are available for students who require specialized instruction and/or related services, such as speech/language services, occupational therapy, and physical therapy in order to meet their educational needs.  If you have any questions about our special education programs or feel that your child may require services, please call the office of Special Education at 856-451-9000 ext. 3204.

Intervention and Referral Services

I & RS is an intervention and referral service which is offered to students who develop "at risk" behaviors such as not completing assignments, declining or failing grades, absenteeism, tardiness, decreased participation and other issues that place students at risk for school failure and other problems.  The I & RS team offers services when all other efforts have been exhausted.  

Support for Homeless Students 

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.  The McKinney-Vento Act provides services to students who are identified as homeless - CCTEC Social Worker, Mr. Oldknow, coordinates these services.