Mrs. Yanoff's Website

All About Me

My name is Heather Yanoff and it is a pleasure to be the Guidance Counselor at the Alpine Elementary School. I taught first grade at Helen Morgan for five years and I have been teaching for over ten years. I received my Masters in School Counseling at William Paterson and I am currently pursuing my LPC.

On a typical day I can be seen teaching lessons, visiting the cafeteria, assisting on the playground, waving hello or goodbye to your children as they arrive or depart the school, and/or privately working with a small group or a child one on one.

Character Education

September's character education trait is friendship. Every month we will have a character education assembly that will focus on ways to show our monthly trait. Sometimes certain classes will help and participate in our assembly. Our first assembly will be during the first week of school! 

Second Step

During the school year I will be visiting your child’s classroom to teach a series of lessons. The Sparta School District uses an excellent program called Second Step. The Second Step program is designed to promote social competence and reduce social and emotional problems by teaching children skills in the areas of empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. The students will practice many social skills including how to talk about their feelings, getting along with others, problem solving, and managing strong emotions.

Contact Information

Please contact me at:

or 973-729-3107 ext. 512


If you would like your child to meet with me, please complete the counseling permission form. Individual and group counseling sessions occur during the school day at a time mutually agreed upon with the teacher.

HIB Information 2016-2017