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Thomas Cregan
Director of Guidance
973.325.7737 ext.6630

Mr. Cregan is a graduate of Seton Hall Prep and began in Guidance during the 1989-90 school year.  He became the Director of Guidance for the 2001-02 school year.  During his tenure at the Prep, he has taught, German, World History, American History, Humanities, and both Freshman and Junior English.  He has held tutoring classes for the PSAT and SAT tests since 1985. He was a freshman basketball coach, varsity tennis coach and an assistant soccer coach. He is a year 2000 member of the Seton Hall Prep Hall of Fame.

Chris Scheick
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.

Chris Barnitt, LSW
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 and an Assistant Coach for the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams.  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
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.

Anthony Cannella
973.325.7737 ext.6397

Mr. Cannella is a Seton Hall Prep alumnus who graduated in 2000.  After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Scranton, Mr. Cannella decided to pursue his goal of helping others by earning his Masters in School Counseling from Montclair State University.  Since 2007, Mr. Cannella has worked as the Director of the Learning Assistance Program at Seton Hall Prep.  In this position, Mr. Cannella serves as the supplemental counselor, instructor, and case manager for all Seton Hall Prep students with a current Individual Education Plan (IEP).  He also serves as the school’s Assistant Yearbook Editor. In addition to his work at Seton Hall Prep, Mr. Cannella is employed at Montclair State as an adjunct professor in the Counseling Education department.

Counselor Caseload

Mr. Cregan: Ext. 6630
9th: A-C
10th: A-Da
11th: A-E 
12th: A-C

Mr. Scheick: Ext. 6176
9th: D-Le
10th: De-L
11th: F-M
12th: D-J

Mr. Barnitt: Ext. 6631
9th: Lo-P + Griffin Bridges Scholars
10th: M-Sa + Griffin Bridges Scholars
11th: N-W + Griffin Bridges Scholars
12th: K-P + Griffin Bridges Scholars

Mr. McKenna: Ext. 7622
9th: R-Z + Seton Scholars + International Students
10th: Sc-Z + Seton Scholars + International Students
11th: Y-Z + Seton Scholars + International Students
12th: Q-T + Seton Scholars + International Students+ College Placement

Mr. Ben Laster
Director of College Placement: Ext. 6628
12th: U-Z + College Placement


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