Pedro Menendez High School Guidance Department
Department Information


Welcome to Pedro Menendez Guidance Department website! Our guidance team offers a comprehensive guidance program to all students at PMHS. High school is an exciting time, which brings change and sometimes challenges for students and families. We are a resource for students, parents, and teachers and we invite you to contact us at anytime.

Counselors provide the following services:

  • New Student Registration/Scheduling
  • Academic Advising
  • Student Scheduling
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Scholarship Resources
  • College information and planning
  • Career Research
  • Referral for students in crisis
  • Testing Administration
  • Post-secondary planning
  • Dual Enrollment & AP information and registration

Students can now order their transcripts through Parchment. Watch this video for instructions on how to order them.

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Guidance Counselors

Janice Cushman
AVID and Last Names F-N

Heidi Deaton
ESE and Last Names O-Z

Kathy Hamill
Intervention Specialist/Student Support Counselor

Stephanie Toffaletti
IB and Last Names A-E

Department Secretary

Pat Giuliani
Guidance Secretary

Provides the following services:

  • New Student Registration
  • Scheduling of parent/teacher conferences
  • Scheduling of student/counselor appointments
  • Testing information
  • Responds to parent inquiries
  • Initiates student withdrawals

Career Specialist

Christine Danner
Academies & Dual Enrollment

International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator

Vicki Murphy
PMHS IB website

Testing Coordinator

Meredith Masiak

Instructional Literacy Coach/AVID Coordinator

Adrienne Paone

Computer Operator/Records Clerk

Patrice Shumaker

Provides the following services:

  • Maintains student records
  • Requests student transfer records
  • Coordinates college admissions visits
  • Sends transcripts to colleges
  • Maintains health /shot records