Welcome To Guidance

Welcome To Guidance!

Mrs. Mary Beth Como

7th Grade (Last Names A-K) and 8th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Como is excited to begin her fifteeth year as a School Counselor at Franklin Avenue Middle School. For the 2022-23 school year, she is the counselor for 7th grade students (Last names A-K) and all 8th grade students For her education, Mrs. Como attended York College of Pennsylvania where she received a BS in Behavioral Science and MA in School Counseling from Montclair State University. Mrs. Como has completed all courses in the area of substance abuse/awareness and Director of School Counseling Services Certificate at Montclair State University. She has worked with elementary through high school aged children and middle school students are by far her favorite! In her free time, Mrs. Como enjoys the beach, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and children, Ben and Charlotte.

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Contact Information:

Email: mcomo@franklinlakes.k12.nj.us

Phone: (201) 848-5988 (direct line) or (201) 891-0202 x2022

**Please contact me via email or phone at anytime if you would like to make an appointment. When leaving a message, please leave your name, your child's name, grade and the best number to reach you**


Please contact me to request an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. This allows me to ensure that I have adequate time to meet with you.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your child this school year!

Counseling Philosophy

The Franklin Lakes School Counseling Program believes that all people can learn and grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and also develop a strong sense of moral responsibility. Our comprehensive program is built on the assumption that educational, career, and personal objectives are attainable when all students supported by school counseling services. All students in Franklin Lakes, grades K-8 have the right to receive school counseling services and discuss unique needs. The counselors will serve as a liaison between students, parents and, when necessary, teachers to maximize student success.

2022-2023 School Year Office Hours

*Please let me know 24 hours in advance if you plan to attend office hours*

AM 4th Thursday of Each Month


PM 1st Tuesday of Each Month