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Welcome to Defino Central's Counseling Services

Katherine Sciarappa, M.A., School Counselor: 


As a strong believer in the power of gratefulness, I am truly grateful for the privilege to serve the children of Marlboro and their families.  This is my 20th year as a school counselor in Marlboro Township Public Schools and the honor grows every year.  


A critical component to a student's "readiness to learn" is their social/emotional availability for learning.  So much learning takes place in school that far exceeds academics.  Students learn "how to be" within themselves, confidence, perseverance, empathy, resiliency, grit, acceptance and tolerance, among so much more.  It is my hope to:  assist our students with social/emotional  growth, to understand and aim for one's personal best, and to develop as a critical component of the organism known as humanity.  


Although my formal education is extensive and I am truly a life-long learner, I continue to learn more from the students at Defino Central than anywhere else.  I am thrilled to share that I LOVE my job and love being of service to you and your children.