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Counselors

Chris Barnitt
Director of School Counseling

cbarnitt@shp.org
973.325.7737 ext.6631

Mr. Barnitt, a 1988 alumnus of Seton Hall Prep, earned his B.A. in English from Georgetown University and his Master of Social Work from Rutgers University.  He has been working at the Prep since 1993 and  in the Guidance Department since 2004.  In addition to his work in Guidance, he works closely with the Griffin Bridges Program and is the Head Coach of the Cross Country Team.  He is also the school’s contact for Naviance/Family Connection and heads up our school’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich making efforts for St. John’s Soup Kitchen.  He is also a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work.


Matthew McKenna

mmckenna@shp.org
973.325.7737 ext.7622

Mr. McKenna , a 1995 alumnus of Seton Hall Prep, earned his B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University, Md.  He went on to earn his M.A. in Special Education from New Jersey City University and a M.A. in Counseling from Montclair State University.   He has been a guidance counselor for five years-  the past two years here at The Prep.  Before returning to The Prep, Mr. McKenna was a guidance counselor at Livingston High School and Elizabeth High School.  He earned his Master’s in Counseling from Montclair State University in 2008, with a concentration in School Counseling.  Prior to becoming a guidance counselor, Mr. McKenna was a special education teacher in Jersey City and Glen Rock, NJ, and a character education teacher in Cedar Grove, NJ.


Chris Scheick

cscheick@shp.org
973.325.7737 ext.6176

Mr. Scheick graduated from Seton Hall Prep in 1992 and has been working at the Prep since 1997. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Providence College, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Human Services from Montclair State University. Mr. Scheick has been a member of the Guidance Department since 2003. Prior to working as a Guidance Counselor, he served as the Prep’s Learning Specialist and Coordinator of the Learning Assistance Program. He is also Co-Director of the Ambassador Program and Moderator of the Car Club.


Mark Vitale

mvitale@shp.org
973.325.7737 ext.6630

Mr. Vitale is 2010 graduate of the Prep and has made a significant impact on our community in his first year on the faculty as a teacher of Spanish. He earned his BS in Secondary Education and Spanish and his MA in School Counseling from Seton Hall University. During his graduate studies, Mr. Vitale was an academic advisor/mentor to college freshmen and interned at Parsippany Hills High School. In his first year with us, Mr. Vitale co-moderated the Spanish Honor Society, co-coached the Mock Trial team and was an active member of our Kairos retreat program and our Habitat for Humanity trip to Appalachia. He is also the moderator of the Tower, our school’s yearbook. He brings to our office a love for the Seton Hall Prep community, a deep passion for counseling and innovative ideas that will help to support the various needs of our students.

Counselor Caseload

Mr. Mark Vitale (ext. 6630)

9th: A-D
10th: A-C
11th: A-Da
12th: A-E

Mr. Scheik (ext. 6176)

9th: E-Lu
10th: D-Le
11th: De-L
12th: F-M

Mr. Barnitt (ext. 6631)

9th: Ly-Rob + Griffin Bridges Scholars
10th: Lo-P + Griffin Bridges Scholars
11th: M-Sa + Griffin Bridges Scholars
12th: N-W + Griffin Bridges Scholars

Mr. McKenna (ext. 7622)

9th: Roc-T + Seton Scholars & Int. Students
10th: R-Z + Seton Scholars & Int. Students
11th: Sc-Z + Seton Scholars & Int. Students
12th: Y-Z + Seton Scholars & Int. Students

Mr. Mike Gallo (ext. 7600)

9th: V-Z

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