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Guidance Department

Jennie Fahey - Assistant Principal, Guidance
Guidance Office: 237-2650

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Counselor Name


Middle School

Mrs. McLaughlin Ms. Zappalla (A-K)
Ms. Honig
Mrs. Kehoe (L-Z)
Ms. Bimonte

Mrs. Turner
Ms. Lebowitz



Last names are used as a guide to assign 8-12 counselors.  

Counselor Information

Mrs. McLaughlin

Mrs. McLaughlin has been a School Counselor at Mineola High School since 2004. Previously, she worked as a high school counselor in Bellmore.  Mrs. McLaughlin received her Masters' Degree from Hofstra University in Counselor Education and her Bachelors' Degree in Psychology from Long Island University - C.W. Post campus.

Ms. Bimonte

Ms. Bimonte began working at Mineola High School in May 2020 as a School Counselor Leave Replacement. She officially joined our Guidance Department for the 2021-2022 school year. Before joining our department, Ms. Bimonte was a School Counselor Leave Replacement and Teaching Assistant in the Sewanhaka Central High School District. Ms. Bimonte received her B.A. in Psychology from Queens College and then went on to earn her M.S. Ed. from LIU Post.  

Mrs. Turner

Mrs. Turner has been a school counselor at her alma mater since 2001. Before joining the Guidance Department, Mrs. Turner worked at Hofstra University as a Career Counselor. She received her masters degree in School Counseling from Hofstra University and her bachelor's degree from Fairfield University.


Ms. Lebowitz

Ms. Lebowitz started as a school counselor at Mineola High School in 2019. She received her B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in education, from Binghamton University. She then went on to obtain her M.S. Ed. in School Counseling from Queens College. Ms. Lebowitz was a school counselor and teaching assistant in the Valley Stream Central High School District.  


Mrs. Honig

Mrs. Honig began work at Mineola Middle School in 2003 where she was originally hired as a Character Education teacher. From there, she was hired as a full time member of the Guidance Department at Mineola Middle School. In September of 2019, she was excited for the opportunity to move up to Mineola High School, working with students in grades 8-12. Mrs. Honig received her B.S. in Human Development from Binghamton University and then her M.S. Ed. in School Counseling from Queens College.

Mrs. Kehoe

Mrs. Kehoe has been a school counselor since 2004.  Mrs. Kehoe received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Hofstra University.  She is from Illinois and attended Loyola University in Chicago where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After graduating, she joined AmeriCorps and moved to New York to volunteer for a year with a non-for-profit that worked with the NYC schools.


Ms. Zappalla

Ms. Zappalla started working at Mineola Middle School in 2019. She is coming to Mineola with experience working with children K-12 in various educational settings. She received her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Long Island University. As an undergraduate, Ms. Zappalla double majored in Psychology and Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University (We Are!). She is excited to start at Mineola and is looking forward to a great school year!