Elementary Guidance Dept. Home

Welcome to the Elementary Guidance Website!

Your School Counselors are:


MTES & Whiting- Meredith Smisek
Ridgeway- Michelle Kenlein
 Please visit our "news and updates" section for current programs and information. 
Visit the Topic Library for information about ADHD, divorce, grief, and more.
This site is updated regularly, so please check back for new content and resources.
 Parents, what topics would you like to see on our website? 
Please e-mail Mrs. Smisek or Mrs. Kenlein with suggestions! 
Role of the School Counselor 
We are here to help you and your child have a successful  school year! 
The role of a school counselor is to help students handle issues that may impact their academic performance.  As school counselors, we work with students, teachers, and parents through a variety of services.  Each service is aimed at helping children achieve and realize their full potential. 


Some of the services in the School Counseling Program are:

  • Classroom lessons and counseling groups on topics such as developing good character, bullying, friendship, study skills, stress and anger management, and self esteem
  • Individual and group counseling sessions to assist children who are experiencing a loss due to death, divorce, or other family changes
  • Consultation with teachers to help with challenges in the classroom



Contact Us

Manchester Twp. Elementary
Meredith Smisek
732-323-9605 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)
Whiting School
Meredith Smisek
732-323-9605 (Mon, Fri)

Ridgeway School 
Michelle Kenlein