Brooklawn Middle School
Counseling Department

Brooklawn's counselors work closely with students, teachers, and parents to help each student reach his/her maximum level of performance. The counselors see students individually and in groups, attend team meetings with teachers, and assist with parent conferences. The counseling office is the focal point of our school.

Schools are places that help students make sense of the world around them. Talking to students about issues like racism and protest can be difficult even in the best of times when we are actually with our students and not just looking at them through screens. Nonetheless, these are important conversations and important times. Should you wish, here are a few resources to assist in speaking with your children about these issues.  

Chicago Public Schools – Say Their Names

Talking about Race (National Museum of African American History and Culture)

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Mrs. Mikorski, (Coordinator)

Mrs. Mikorski attended three different middle schools, in three different countries, on three different continents, so she understands a little about being “the new kid” and difficult transitions during the middle school years.  Mrs. Mikorski has two adult children who attended BMS. Before finding her dream job as a counselor, she taught nursery school and middle school math. Mrs. Mikorski loves her job as a counselor, and cannot think of anything else she would rather do than support students academically, socially, and emotionally.

Ms. McNany

My name is Amy McNany and I am excited to join Parsippany- Troy Hills School District as the new middle school counselor at Brooklawn Middle School. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling from Montclair State University and have 5 years experience as a middle school counselor. Throughout the school year, I am available to work with students to support their emotional, social and academic needs. I plan to meet with students individually and in groups to address any concerns or challenges students encounter during their middle school career.  I welcome all opportunities to work with faculty, families and students to assist Brooklawn Middle School in a successful school year.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Mr. Young

Mr. Young spent 7 years as a middle and high school social studies teacher before entering counseling.  Also, Mr. Young has always enjoyed being involved in coaching school teams and currently coaches the school boys basketball team.  Mr. Young has a bachelor’s degree from Siena College and a master’s degree in teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Mr. Young strives to help make the middle school experience a positive one for students, academically, socially and emotionally. 

Mr. Young enjoys spending his time away from school with his family.  He has two boys. Mr. Young’s wife is a 6th grade teacher in a different school district. 

Mr. Dan Yarosz, Student Assistance Counselor 

Mr. Yarosz began his career in Newark NJ as a Physical Education/ Health teacher for two years.  He then moved on to Parsippany where he has been for over 20 years.  He began teaching Physical Education /Health at Parsippany High and coached football, baseball, and track and field. He was the coach of the year in track and field in 2000. He then continued his education and earned a certificate in order to become the Student Assistance Counselor.  Mr. Yarosz works with students who are at-risk and may have a propensity to be curious about drugs and/or alcohol. He also has a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.

Ms. Piccinini

Ms. Piccinini began her school career as an interim counselor at Rockaway Meadow. She is now the counseling school social worker split between BMS and CMS. Before coming to Parsippany, Ms. Piccinini worked at a group home agency and a day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Ms. Piccinini finds working with middle schoolers very rewarding as she did not enjoy her middle school years. She works hard to help students socially and emotionally so they can have a positive three years here at Brooklawn. Ms. Piccinini works closely with the grade level counselors to identify students who may need extra support.
Ms. Piccinini received her bachelor's degree from Kean University where she majored in sociology and minored in psychology. She also got her master's in social work degree from Kean University. 

Counseling Secretary: Olga Maryn


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