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 from 2014 to present. Watch this video for instructions on how to order them. If you need transcripts from 2013 or earlier, please email Rebecca Cosgrove at or call her at 904-547-7137.  

Attention Juniors, on the weekend of November 12th there will be a Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test held by Kaplan Test Prep to help students decide between the SAT or ACT.  Participants will receive their scores instantly.  The practice tests will be held at FIU Biscayne Bay Kaplan Center in N. Miami, Orlando Kaplan Center as well as several Live Online options. Sign up at

Khan Academy recently added video tutorials to their website for help Paying for College. Tutorials cover topics like the financial aid application process, grants and scholarships, work study programs, loans, and financial aid packages.


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