Phone: 973-584-8955 x3504

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Ashley Cicchino

Work Experience: 

I have worked in the field of education since 2005.  Prior to becoming a school counselor in Roxbury, I was a school counselor in an alternative learning program for middle and high school students.  Before that, I was a paraprofessional in a special education setting, and I was a teacher for the Institute of Reading Development.

 

Philosophy: 

I believe that social emotional learning and well being is the foundation for success in all areas of life.  I also believe that every student has the right to explore their potential in a safe and supportive learning community, and to fall in love with learning.  As a counselor, it is my responsibility to advocate for my students and to go the extra mile on their behalf.  At the elementary level, it is especially important for students to learn from their mistakes in a safe environment in order to gain a better understanding of who they want to become.  

 

Who Am I: 

I was born and raised in central New York and now reside in beautiful New Jersey with my husband, our two children, one mischievous labradoodle named Augustus, and an absolutely perfect cat named Lola. Spending time with family and friends is my favorite thing to do when I am not at school. My children are still young and I savor every moment I get to spend with them during this magical time in their lives.  I am still working hard every day to practice what I preach in my SEL classes; to be more present in the small moments and to put those mindfulness skills to good use ;) I consider myself a lifelong learner, I have a passion for science and reading, and I have a weird obsession with any and all recent brain research. In the rare moments that I am alone you will find me dreaming up our next big trip, planning an epic kids themed birthday party, watching true crime documentaries or pretending to be a professional realtor and exploring any new houses for sale.  I try to see the humor in everything, and I live by the idea that laughter is the best medicine.