Northern Academy provides students with an excellent comprehensive school counseling program that helps all students reach their full potential, and become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.
The counseling program delivers research-based curriculum, data-driven interventions and student-focused activities to promote academic achievement, career development and social-emotional growth. It aims to provide individualized counseling to meet the unique need of each student whether that be career and college guidance or social emotional support. We advocate for equity, access and success for all students.
A New York State licensed School Counselor, Ms. Cortese previously worked in the New York City Department of Education at PS 115, IS 119 and the Office of Student Enrollment.
Before working full-time as a counselor at the Northern Academy in February 2020, she had been teaching Etiquette in our school and coordinating the Ambassador team and the Senior Ball.
“As your School Counselor, it is my role to collaborate with all members of the school community and provide support services to students in the areas of personal-social development, academic achievement and the preparation for life/college/career after high school.
It is my goal to get to know all the students of Northern Academy, assist you with your goals, help you realize your potential and be a support to everyone in the school community – families, teachers and staff.”