High school is exciting, challenging and marks an incredible period of growth for students and families. The Guidance Office at Needham High School is staffed with caring professionals to help ensure that your high school years are as successful as possible. Our office consists of eight School Counselors, two Personal Counselors, two Adjustment Counselors, the NHS METCO Coordinator and a Transitions Counselor to help you make the most of your high school experience. From academic issues to personal challenges, our staff can help you navigate obstacles, meet your personal goals and fully explore your opportunities. Our comprehensive approach includes individual meetings and large and small group seminars and spans many topics, from studying skills and personal growth, to college counseling and career exploration.

Director of Counseling

Mr. James Ash

Counseling Department Secretary

Ms. Jean McDavitt

School Counselors

Mr. Will Grannan

Ms. Anya Huston

Ms. Katrina Martyn

Ms. Shannon Mastropoalo

Ms. I'Esha Thomas

Ms. Renee Vasquez

Ms. Mary Jane Walker

Ms. Meridith Welch

Personal Counselors

Ms. Danielle Hopkins

Ms. Amanda Katz

Mr. Daniel Haggerty

Adjustment Counselors

Ms. Heather Harris

Mr. Bobby Hermesch

Ms. Arielle Mossberg

Transitions Counselor

Ms. Michelle Brenhiser

Counselor/NHS METCO Coordinator

Mr. Shakur Abdal-Khallaq