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Guidance & Counseling Department


Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Malverne School District’s Guidance & School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive developmental and standards-based program where counselors are committed to supporting the academic, personal/social, college and career planning needs of all students.  Our goal is to provide professional knowledge, skills and services that best assist every student to achieve success in his/her academic accomplishments, personal/social growth and post-secondary and career planning pursuits.  Our foundation is strengthened by working collaboratively with educators, administrators, parents/guardians and community members to promote a commitment to  life-long learning and an environment for our students that fosters individuality, respect and citizenship. 
Our mission, is that upon graduation, all students are equipped with the tools they need to be College & Career Ready.


Successfully Navigate Your College Application Process


SEPTA PowerPoint Presentation with Handouts


Parent Academy "Transition To HS" Presentation with Handouts


Parent Academy PowerPoint Presentation with Handouts


College Application Parent University Presentation - Sept. 17, 2019


Parent Academy - College Applications That Stand Out Presentation - Feb 2019


Freshman and New Student Orientation Workshop

Parent Agenda

PowerPoint Presentation


College Representatives Visiting Malverne High School
Schedule your visit here!


Meet Our School Counselors

 Ms. D. Bailey



Donna Bailey joined Malverne High School in September 2009. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and her Master in Public Administration from Long Island University-CW Post. Ms. Bailey continued to further her education and earned her second Master of Science in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama and her School District certification from Dowling College.

Prior to coming to Malverne High School, Ms. Bailey worked as an academic counselor at CUNY LaGuardia College. With her knowledge and experience as an academic counselor, Ms. Bailey ensures that her students' profiles and transcripts are in line with what colleges are searching for.

Ms. Bailey serves as the liaison for Malverne High School and our students who attend Nassau BOCES-Barry Tech. She has also been the coordinator for our Annual Career Exploration Day at the high school where students are exposed to the various career opportunities available.

As a mother of two, Ms. Bailey understands the ever changing needs of our youth. She is a dedicated school counselor who is committed to ensure the academic, social, and emotional well being of her students.

“There are many who give advice, but few who give guidance.” - Author Unknown

 Ms. N. Beauford


  Nicole Beauford has been a school counselor at Malverne High School since 2005.  She graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Conflict Mediation.  She then attended Hofstra University, earning her Master’s degree in School Counseling.  In 2009, Ms. Beauford earned her Administrative Degrees in School Building and School District Leadership from The College of St. Rose.  Ms. Beauford is the liaison for college representatives visiting Malverne High School.  Before having children, Ms. Beauford helped coach the Malverne-East Rockaway Varsity Girls Soccer and Lacrosse teams.  She has two daughters and one son.

“To change the world, start with one step.  However small, the first step is hardest of all.”
-Dave Matthews

Ms. A. Henderson   

Counselor at Howard T Herber Middle School

  Ann Marie Henderson has been a School Counselor with the Malverne School District since 2005. She has worked as both a middle and high school counselor. Ms. Henderson graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a degree in Liberal Arts and a Minor in Business Administration. She earned her Master of Science in School Counseling from Mercy College.  As a middle and high school counselor, Ms. Henderson conducts individual and group counseling sessions, peer mediations and classroom presentations to promote college/career readiness. She is the co-facilitator of the Howard T. Herber Annual Career Exploration Day.

Ms. Henderson is a dedicated school counselor who is committed to guide, support and advocate for the social/emotional and educational success of the students of Malverne.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
-Nelson Mandela
 Ms. L. Pulitano



Mrs. Pulitano has been working as a secondary school counselor in the Malverne School District since 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts and Business Administration minor from St. John’s University and earned her Master of Science in Counseling Education from Hofstra University.

As a high school counselor, Mrs. Pulitano is committed to helping students succeed in high school and prepare for college and careers. She conducts individual and group counseling sessions, peer mediations and classroom presentations, organizes team meetings with teachers and workshops for parents. She is the Co-chairperson of Malverne’s Annual Relay for Life and Facilitator for MHS Financial Aid Night and Scholarship Coordinator. She serves on the College Day and Career Day Committees. In addition, she volunteers her time to various community service endeavors, serves as a church lector in her parish and a committee member for Hope for Youth. She also served as a counseling volunteer for Good Shepherd Hospice. Some of her hobbies include: reading, cooking, fashion and travel. Mrs. Pulitano is the parent of two daughters, one in elementary school and the other in high school. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - That is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.  

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character - That is the goal of true education.”   
- Martin Luther King, Jr.  


Thursday, January 21, 2021