SMITHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
The mission of the comprehensive K-12 School Counseling Program is to insure that each student in the Smithfield Public School District acquires competencies, knowledge,skills and attitudes needed for academic achievement,educational and career planning, and personal/social development for meaningful participation in a complex changing world.
Learn About Us
The transformative learning experiences at Smithfield High School are designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. School Counselors work diligently to support students within the domains of academics, career, and personal/social needs. The support staff within the guidance department are dedicated to providing the necessary resources so students can reach their potential. Our passionate and skilled team members are here to help our students make an impact on the world.
College Admissions Visits - fall 2019
Students in grades 9-12 will have an opportunity to hear from college admissions counselors from throughout New England and East Coast. Sign up and passes (prior to visits) are located in guidance office.
On October 16th, students in grade 11 will participate in the PSAT/NMSQT at SHS. All students are registered and will take the assessment.
Meet the Team
Offering the Support that Students Need
Director of School Counseling
Mrs. Lora DiMuccio was raised in the town of Smithfield and is an alumni of the Smithfield schools. She taught at the elementary level and has been a member of the guidance department since 2002. Lora received her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from
Providence College. She is an active member of the Rhode Island School
Counselor Association and American
School Counselor Association. Lora received a Leadership Certification in Guidance and Counseling through American School Counselor Association.
Mr. Michael Twohey earned his BA from Rhode Island College with a double major in History and Psychology and certified to teach. He also holds a MBA from Bryant College and a MEd from Providence College. He taught business and social studies courses before coming to Smithfield High School as a Guidance Counselor in 2000. He is a member of the Rhode Island School Counselors Association, American School Counselor Association, and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Mrs. Janet McGinnis received her B.A. in Education from the State University of New York at Cortland. After teaching elementary school in Texas and middle school English in Massachusetts, she attended Providence College where she earned a Masters degree in Counselor Education. In 1997, after working as a middle school counselor for four years, she joined the Smithfield High School Guidance Department. She is a member of the American School Counselor Association, Secondary Representative of the Rhode Island School Counselor Association and was named Counselor of the Year by the Community College of Rhode Island in May 2013. During her years as a high school counselor, she has visited more than sixty college campuses. She considers the students the best part of her job.
Mr. Robert Jackson earned his B. A. at Norwich University in Vermont where he majored in Physical Education and minored in Coaching. After four years of college he earned a position as a PE teacher at Slater Junior High School in Pawtucket, RI. While teaching PE in Pawtucket he attended graduate school at Providence College and earned a master’s degree in School Counseling. After teaching six years of PE, Mr. Jackson earned a position as a guidance counselor at Tolman High School where he worked in the guidance office for seven years. He is a current member of the Rhode Island School Counseling Association. Mr. Jackson is in his first year of service at SHS.
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