Guidance Department



The Guidance Center at Mercy Career & Technical High School consists of professional counselors whose main purpose is to help students succeed in school and reach their fullest potential.


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In this new section, we will share articles, resources, and news that might be useful for parents/guardians thinking about their child/adolescent's well-being. Of course, if we can help in any way, please utilize us as a resource. Check back frequently for updates.

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Meet the Team

Ms. Candace West        

12th grade school counselor                                    11th and 10th grade L-Z school counselor

Mr. Tim McBride (Catapult)                      

10th and 11th grade A-K school counselor

Ms. Mary Terese Lopata, LCSW        

School Social Worker                                               9th grade school counselor

Ms. Tierney Greene             

Social Work Intern


Emotional Support/Therapy  dog in training   

Ms. Tracey Spinelli:  Cora Counselor

Ms. Anastasia Muya:   Cora Psychologist

Ms. Melissa Green:  Cora Speech Therapist

Ms. Regina Rowland-Perry:                                Catapult Title 1 Reading Teacher

Mr. Charles Walker, Jr.:  Catapult Title 1 Math Teacher


Guidance Resource Center

Student Assistance Program


The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is made up of a team of adults chosen from the faculty who have been trained to help high-risk students with behavioral problems, which may be related to such issues as abuse, depression, suicide or the use of drugs/alcohol.

The SAP team has two (2) goals.  First, to help the student prevent their behavioral problems from escalating to a level that requires disciplinary action.  Second, to help each student develop the necessary skills to enable them to accept responsibility for their feelings, experiences and situations in a healthy manner.