Guidance Department

Welcome to the Donovan Catholic School Counseling Department

Vision Statement:

In partnership with all stakeholders, the Donovan Catholic High School Counseling Department seeks to empower all students to achieve their full potential and will assist students in becoming life-long learners in an ever-changing global society

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Donovan Catholic School Counseling Department is to support all students through a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program that fosters academic, social/emotional and career development. Together with the Campus Ministry Department, we will continue to assist our students on their faith-filled journeys. In accordance with the American School Counselors Association Model, through individual and group counseling, lessons and presentations, counselors work to empower all students to develop competencies in achieving academic goals, meeting personal challenges, and planning for individual post-secondary options while keeping in line with the rich spiritual mission that Donovan Catholic High School has always provided.  Furthermore, it is the mission of the Donovan Catholic High School Counseling Department to provide all students with mindsets and behaviors that will support them well into their futures as they continue to develop and make choices that will impact them throughout their lives.


The Counseling Department Team:

Ms. Ginny Abbatemarco 
Guidance Department Secretary
Phone:  732-349-8801 x2418
Fax:  732-349-8441


Mrs. Elizabeth Cummings
School Counselor
Academic Advisor
International & Transfer Admission
Phone: 732-349-8801 x2422


Ms. Annie Nason 
School Counselor
Grades 9 - 10
Phone: 732-349-8801 x2428


Mrs. Tara Torkos
School Counselor
Grades:  11-12
Phone:  732-349-8801 x 2420


Mrs. Patti Viscomi
Director of Student Support
Grades 9-12
Phone:  732-349-8801 x2430


Monthly Counseling Department Newsletter:

Senior College Advisement Night

School Profile


Contact Information

711 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
Tel. 732.349.8801
Fax. 732.349.8956

Mission Statement

The high school community of Donovan Catholic educates its students to live their faith, respect and serve others in a global society, and pursue academic excellence in a college preparatory environment.

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